The population growth of Elasmopalpus lignosellus (Zeller), the lesser cornstalk borer (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), was determined in conventionally tilled Florunner peanut fields in endemic (19831985) and outbreak (1986) population configurations. The density of E. lignosellus eggs, larvae, and pupae was estimated by weekly soil flotation and by soil sieving. Adult density and abundance was estimated with pheromone traps, emergence cages, and flush samples.
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Keywords: Elasmopalpus lignosellus, population ecology, sampling methods, temperature effects
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Mack, T. & Backman, C., (1987) “Density of the Lesser Cornstalk Borer, Elasmopalpus lignosellus (Zeller) in Peanut Fields: Endemic and Outbreak Population Configurations”, Peanut Science 14(2), p.61-66. doi: https://doi.org/10.3146/i0095-3679-14-2-3