Learning in Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae): a new look at the behaviour and control of a polyphagous pest

Cunningham, J. P., Zalucki, M.P. and West, S. A. (1999) Learning in Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae): a new look at the behaviour and control of a polyphagous pest. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 89 3: 201-207. doi:10.1017/S0007485399000310


Author Cunningham, J. P.
Zalucki, M.P.
West, S. A.
Title Learning in Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae): a new look at the behaviour and control of a polyphagous pest
Formatted title
Learning in Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae): a new look at the behaviour and control of a polyphagous pest
Journal name Bulletin of Entomological Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0007-4853
1475-2670
Publication date 1999-03
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1017/S0007485399000310
Volume 89
Issue 3
Start page 201
End page 207
Total pages 7
Place of publication Cambridge, U.K.
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Subject 070308 Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
C1
0608 Zoology
Formatted abstract
Recent experimental evidence has shown that learning occurs in the host selection behaviour of Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner), one of the world‘s most important agricultural pests. This paper discusses how the occurrence of learning changes our understanding of the host selection behaviour of this polyphagous moth. Host preferences determined from previous laboratory studies may be vastly different from preferences exhibited by moths in the field, where the abundance of particular hosts may be more likely to determine host preference. In support of this prediction, a number of field studies have shown that the ‘attractiveness’ of different hosts for H. armigera oviposition may depend on the relative abundance of these host species. Insect learning may play a fundamental role in the design and application of present and future integrated pest management strategies such as the use of host volatiles, trap crops and resistant crop varieties for monitoring and controlling this important pest species.
© CAB International, 1999
Keyword Entomology
Heliothis-punctigera wallengren
Host plant-selection
Hubner lepidoptera
Battus-philenor
Pieris-rapae
Oviposition preference
Foraging behavior
Phytophagous insects
Hb lepidoptera
Cabbage
Q-Index Code C1
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