Yi Wang, Wei-Na Kong, Long-Long Zhao, Hui-Ming Xiang, Li-Jun Zhang, Jie Li, James Ridsdill-Smith, Rui-Yan Ma
Host plants will affect the performance and population dynamics of the polyphagous insect pest Grapholitha molesta (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Cultivar‐level variability needs to be considered in assessing the performance of G. molesta. We evaluated the fitness of G. molesta on five apple varieties in the laboratory by placing eggs on apples and observing their performance including survival, development, and fecundity of the adult insect. Our results demonstrated differences between indices …
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