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Observations on the Biology and Behaviour of Homoeosoma farinaria Turner (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) on Senecio jabobaea L., in Tasmania

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Ireson, J and McQuillan, PB, Observations on the Biology and Behaviour of Homoeosoma farinaria Turner (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) on Senecio jabobaea L., in Tasmania, Journal of the Australian Entomological Society, 23, (4) pp. 285-292. ISSN 0004-9050 (1984) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1440-6055.1984.tb01963.x

Abstract

The blue stem borer, Homoeosoma farinaria Turner has a bivoltine life cycle on ragwort, Senecio jacobaea L., in northern Tasmania. Development is continuous, although the insect overwinters as a quiescent larva until the onset of warmer weather in spring. Adults are active from late November and larvae from this generation quickly complete their development during summer. Second generation adults fly from mid‐February until March. Surveys showed that infestations in ragwort were more common in the north than in the south of the State. Four hymenopterous parasites were identified during the study of which a braconid, Apantales sp., was predominant. Copyright © 1984, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Zoology
Research Field:Invertebrate Biology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Author:Ireson, J (Dr John Ireson)
Author:McQuillan, PB (Mr Peter McQuillan)
ID Code:35203
Year Published:1984
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2005-08-04
Last Modified:2011-11-17
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