Studies on Determination of Lepidopteran Pests, Their Dispersion and Distribution in Maize Fields in ÇanakkaleJournal: COMU Journal of Agriculture Faculty (Vol.3, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2015-12-28
Authors : Papatya Tiftikci; Serpil Kornoşor;
Page : 107-118
Keywords : Çanakkale; Lepidoptera; Maize;
This study was carried out in maize fields in order to determine the lepidopterous pests in 2009 and 2010 in Çanakkale province. The samples were collected by visual inspection method and Robinson light traps during the vegetation period of maize. They were prepared and kept as a museum material. The species were identified among these samples. As a result of the study, 16 species belonging Lepidopteran order were found to be pests of maize. Their dispersion and distribution were observed. Most of species were the Noctuidae family. Sesamia cretica Led., Sesamia nonagrioides Lef. from Amphipyrine subfamily, Agrotis crassa Hbn., Agrotis exclamationis Lin., Agrotis ipsilon Hfn., Agrotis puta Hbn., Agrotis segetum Schiff., Agrotis spinifera Hbn., Spodoptera exigua Hbn., Spodoptera littoralis Boisd. from Noctuinae subfamily, Pseudaletia unipuncta Haw., Acantholeucania loreyi Dup. from Hadeninae subfamily, Helicoverpa armigera Hbn., Heliothis nubigera D.S., Heliothis peltigera Schiff. from Heliothinae subfamily were determined. Of these, Ostrinia nubilalis Hbn. belonging Pyraustinae subfamily from Pyralidae family was determined.
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