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Host Plant Suitability of Rhamnaceae for Soybean Aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae)
Annals of the Entomological Society of America
  • Ho Jung S. Yoo, Purdue University
  • Robert O'Neil, Purdue University
  • David J. Voegtlin, Illinois Natural History Survey
  • William R. Graves, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
11-1-2005
DOI
10.1603/0013-8746(2005)098[0926:HPSORF]2.0.CO;2
Abstract

We tested host plant suitability of 10 taxa in the Rhamnaceae for successful preoverwintering development of soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura (Homoptera: Aphididae). In the laboratory, we offered each gynopara and ovipara a single member of each putative host plant and measured survivorship and fecundity.Rhamnus cathartica L. and Rhamnus alnifolia L’Héritier were confirmed as suitable host plants, and eight other taxa were confirmed as unsuitable. This study supports results from a companion study in which soybean aphids were offered multiple members of the Rhamnaceae in field cages. Of the two suitable host plants, R. cathartica supported greater longevity and oviposition rates in oviparae. The importance of R. cathartica as an overwintering host to soybean aphid ecology and management is discussed.

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This article is from Annals of the Entomological Society of America 98 (2005): 926–930, doi:10.1603/0013-8746(2005)098[0926:HPSORF]2.0.CO;2. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
Entomological Society of America
Language
en
Date Available
2013-11-22
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Citation Information
Ho Jung S. Yoo, Robert O'Neil, David J. Voegtlin and William R. Graves. "Host Plant Suitability of Rhamnaceae for Soybean Aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae)" Annals of the Entomological Society of America Vol. 98 Iss. 6 (2005) p. 926 - 930
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