Submitted to: Entomological Society of America Regional Meetings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/31/2010
Publication Date: 3/8/2010
Citation: Cooke, S., Mitchell, P., Backus, E.A. 2010. Analyzing Feeding Behavior of Nezara viridula on Glycine max Using Electrical Penetration Graph Techniques. Entomological Society of America Regional Meetings, Southeastern Branch. Available: http://www.entsoc.org/Southeastern/SEB_84thAnnualMeetingProgramFinal.pdf Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula, is a pest of soybean, Glycine max, throughout the southern United States. Electrical penetration graph (EPG) techniques were adapted to observe feeding behaviors of fifth instar nymphs on soybean. No differences in types of waveforms were found between excised stems and potted plants. Visible differences were shown in waveforms among stems, pre-fill pods, and full bean pods. Both qualitative and quantitative results will be presented.