volume 168, issue 3, P266-278 2020
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12894
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Ronald E. Batallas, José A.S. Rossato, Boyd A. Mori, Brian L. Beres, Maya L. Evenden

Abstract: The relationship between oviposition preference and offspring performance of herbivores is an essential question in the field of plant-insect interactions and may have important implications on integrated pest management practices. Here, we investigated the preference-performance relationship of a generalist herbivore, the true armyworm, Mythimna unipuncta (Haworth) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae, Leucaniini). We evaluated the effect of crop species, cultivars, and fertilization rate on host use by adult and larval …

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