The bionomics and control of pecan leafminers in Georgia (Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae, Gracillariidae, Heliozelidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1988
Authors:R. H. Heyerdahl
Date Published:1988-05-05
Keywords:Cameraria caryaefoliella, Coptodisca lucifluella, gracillariidae, heliozelidae, Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae, Phyllononorycter caryaealbella, Stigmella caryaefoliella, Stigmella juglandifoliella, USA

Stigmella juglandifoliella (CLEMENS) (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae), Cameraria caryaefoliella (CLEMENS) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), Phyllononorycter caryaealbella (CHAMBERS) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) and Coptodisca lucifluella (CLEMENS) (Lepdioptera: Heliozelidae) infest pecans in Georgia. C. caryaefoliella and P. caryaealbella emerge in mid March from litter on the orchard floor. Each species has from four to five generations per year. Numerous hymenopterous parasitoids attack pecan leafminers. Control tactics can be made more efficient by utilizing leafminer biology.

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