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Title: Life table parameters for tarnished plant bug models

item Allen, Clint
item CAPRIO, MICHAEL - Mississippi State University
item EDWARDS, KRISTINE - Mississippi State University

Submitted to: Midsouth Entomologist
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/4/2014
Publication Date: 9/1/2014
Citation: Allen, K.C., Caprio, M.A., Edwards, K.T. 2014. Life table parameters for tarnished plant bug models. Midsouth Entomologist. 7:99-110.

Interpretive Summary: The tarnished plant bug feeds on numerous cultivated and wild host plants and is a major pest of cotton in the Southern U.S. Previous literature was reviewed and information regarding its survival and development on host plants was tabulated. Information included survival and developmental times of the egg and immature stages of this insect at various temperatures. Adult longevity and the numbers of eggs laid by females that developed on various host plants was also tabulated. A summary of the life history information reported in these previous studies is presented in combined tables. Information from these tables may be used in the development of computer models that examine the population dynamics of tarnished plant bug across the landscape.

Technical Abstract: The tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris (Palisot De Beauvois) is a highly polyphagous insect that feeds on numerous wild and cultivated host plants. Previous papers have reported the survival and developmental times of immature stages of TPB and the fecundity and longevity of adults on various host plants, but the majority of these studies have used the common green bean as the food source. The life history information reported in these previous studies can be used as parameter estimates in the construction of realistic models depicting the population dynamics of this important insect pest.