• Effect of feeding, ageing and diapausing on longevity and oviposition in the adult females of the army worm,Spodoptera litura (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

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      Diapause; feeding; longevity; oviposition; Spodoptera litura ; Noctuidae

    • Abstract


      Adult females are fed at regular intervals after emerging from the puparium, then forced to diapause at temperatures ranging from 5–10°C. Longevity, oviposition and the diapausing period are recorded. Ageing is indirectly proportional to the diapausing ability and directly proportional to the maturation of the gonads and oviposition.

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      G Amaldoss1 Kai Dwen Yang1

      1. Department of Biology, Fu Jen University, Hsinchuang - 242, Taiwan, ROC
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