Submitted to: Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: December 10, 2007
Publication Date: December 10, 2007
Citation: Meagher Jr, R.L., Nagoshi, R.N. 2007. Host strain attraction of virgin females to wild fall armyworm males. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Technical Abstract: Fall armyworm contains two host strains that are found in different plant habitats. We were interested if virgin females of these host strains would preferentially attract males of their own strain. Traps baited with virgin females were placed in different habitats in Florida and the host strain of the captured males was identified. Males collected in pheromone-baited traps were also identified. Results showed that females of both strains attracted large numbers of rice-strain males.