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Research Project: Sustainable Pest Management for Arid-Land Agroecosystems

Location: Pest Management and Biocontrol Research

Title: Data from "Mortality Dynamics of a Polyphagous Invasive Herbivore Reveal Clues in Its Agroecosystem Success"

Author
item NARANJO, STEVEN - Retired ARS Employee
item CANAS, LUIS - The Ohio State University
item ELLSWORTH, PETER - University Of Arizona

Submitted to: Ag Data Commons
Publication Type: Database / Dataset
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/24/2022
Publication Date: 6/24/2022
Citation: Naranjo, S.E., Canas, L., Ellsworth, P.C. 2022. Data from Mortality Dynamics of a Polyphagous Invasive Herbivore Reveal Clues in Its Agroecosystem Success. Ag Data Commons. https://doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1526553.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1526553

Interpretive Summary: This provides the data used in the analyses of "Mortality Dynamics of a Polyphagous Invasive Herbivore Reveal Clues in Its Agroecosystem Success" published in Pest Management Science (ARIS Log 388070). The data consists of partial life tables completed for the silverleaf whitefly, Bemisia argentifolii, on six host plants including alfalfa, broccoli, spring and fall cantaloupe, cotton, ornamental lantana and several species of annual weeds. Studies were conducted from November 2000 through April 2003 at three study sites (Maricopa Agricultural Center, Marana Agricultural Center and Yuma Agricultural Center). Rates of mortality were estimated for eggs and four nymphal stages as due to inviability (eggs only), predation, parasitism (nymphs only), dislodgement, desiccation and unknown. A total of 73 cohorts were examined over the three year period, each replicated 4 times. The data provided include 1) rates of mortality by cause over all life stages 2) rates of mortality by stage over all causes and 3) survivorship curves. Data could be useful for others seeking to model and better understand the population dynamics of this pest species in a regional cropping system context.

Technical Abstract: This provides the data used in the analyses of "Mortality Dynamics of a Polyphagous Invasive Herbivore Reveal Clues in Its Agroecosystem Success" published in Pest Management Science (ARIS Log 388070). The data consists of partial life tables completed for the silverleaf whitefly, Bemisia argentifolii, on six host plants including alfalfa, broccoli, spring and fall cantaloupe, cotton, ornamental lantana and several species of annual weeds. Studies were conducted from November 2000 through April 2003 at three study sites (Maricopa Agricultural Center, Marana Agricultural Center and Yuma Agricultural Center). Rates of mortality were estimated for eggs and four nymphal stages as due to inviability (eggs only), predation, parasitism, dislodgement, desiccation and unknown. A total of 73 cohorts were examined over the three year period, each replicated 4 times. The data provided include 1) rates of mortality by cause over all life stages 2) rates of mortality by stage over all causes and 3) survivorship curves. Data could be useful for others seeking to model and better understand the population dynamics of this pest species in a regional cropping system.