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An Unusual Feeding Habit to Measure Differences in Damage to 81 Latin-American Lines of Corn by the Fall Armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith)1


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  1. Vol. 59 No. 3, p. 279-281
    Received: Dec 27, 1966

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  1. B. R. Wiseman2,
  2. C. E. Wassom3 and
  3. Reginald H. Painter3



The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) deviated from its reported feeding habits at St. John, Kansas, in 1964. Damage to 81 Latin-American lines of corn (Zea Mays L.) was evaluated on the basis of larval feeding in the area where the leaf-sheath joins the node. Dislodged leaves sometimes resulted. This injury was used to detect differences in the response of the lines. ‘Cuba Honduras 46-J’ and ‘Eto Amarillo’ were the least damaged of the 81 lines tested. The Antigua lines probably carry a higher degree of resistance based on their high ranking in this and other tests.

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