Oviposition preference and survival of selected rice insect pests on wheat. uri icon

abstract

  • Oviposition trials of the Philippine rice insect pests Leptocorisa oratorius (F.), (Hemiptera: Alydidae); Nilaparvata lugens Stal, (Homoptera: Delphacidae); Nephotettix virescens (Distant), (Homoptera: Cicadellidae); Marasmia patnalis Bradley, Scirpophaga incertulas (Walker), and Chilo suppressalis (Walker), (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), indicated that rice, Oryza sativa L., was preferred over wheat, Triticum aestivum L. Wheat ('Thatcher') was an unacceptable host for lepidopterous larvae and homopteran adults. Therefore, wheat has potential for suppressing pest insect populations in rice production systems.

publication date

  • 1991
  • 1991
  • 1991