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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: GENETIC IMPROVEMENT OF MAIZE AND PEARL MILLET FOR RESISTANCE TO INSECTS AND AFLATOXIN Title: Diurnal movement pattern of the brown stink bugs inside and near the corn fields at flowering time

Authors
item Ni, Xinzhi
item Cottrell, Ted
item Buntin, G. David -
item Tillman, Patricia

Submitted to: Entomological Society of America Regional Meetings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: February 24, 2011
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: not required

Technical Abstract: The demand for brown stink bug, Euschistus servus (Say) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) management in corn and other crops is increasing in recent years. To identify the most effective time during a day for insecticide application, diurnal movement of stink bugs at its first peak inside and near the corn fields (at flowering time) was monitored. The stink bug movement was monitored using mark-release-recapture, and pheromone trap capture data. While mark-release-recapture method was not effective, the pheromone trapping technique was effective in monitoring diurnal movements near and in the corn fields. The number of stink bugs captured in pheromone traps indicated two active periods of moving throughout a day; they are in the mornings and evenings, respectively. The ramification of the findings in pest management will also be discussed.

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