Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/4/2005
Publication Date: 1/4/2005
Citation: Zhu, Y., Adamczyk Jr, J.J., West, S.J. 2005. Effect of avidin on the growth and mortality of five lepidopteran insects. Meeting Abstract. Proceedings Beltwide Contton conferences. January 4-7, 2005 Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Artificial diet was supplemented with different concentrations of avidin, 10 ppm and 100 ppm, to determine effects on growth and mortality of five lepidopteran insects: Helicoverpa zea, Heliothis virescens, Spodoptera frugiperda, Spodoptera exigua, and Anticarsia gemmatalis. All insects were placed on diet immediately after hatching and observed until death or pupation occurred. At a concentration of 10 ppm, avidin had little or no effect on growth and mortality as compared with the control. However, at a concentration of 100 ppm, mortality of all tested insects was approximate 100%.