Field Evaluation of Fecundity, Longevity, and Oviposition Period of Millet Head Miner (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Niger uri icon


  • The factors regulating Heliocheilus albipunctella development and abundance on pearl millet were investigated in field experiments in Niger. H. albipunctella in exclusion cages survived between 2 and 6 days and the oviposition period lasted 1-4 days. The mean number of eggs oviposited per female was 29.6. In experiments in 1997, the number of eggs oviposited varied with the pearl millet sowing date and was greatest on millet sown on 4 July (21.6 eggs oviposited per day). These data will contribute to the greater understanding of H. albipunctella biology necessary for its control

publication date

  • 1998