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International Journal of Tropical Insect Science

, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 126–129 | Cite as

Spatial distribution of Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in maize landraces grown in Colima, Mexico

  • J. L. Hernández-Mendoza
  • E. C. López-Barbosa
  • E. Garza-González
  • N. Mayek-PérezEmail author
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Abstract

The fall armyworm (FAW) Spodoptera frugiperda J. E. Smith is the most noxious insect to maize and sorghum in the state of Colima, Mexico. In this work, two maize landraces (‘blanco’ and ‘aperlado’), native to Colima, were grown in Tecomán, Colima, to determine the FAW population behaviour under natural conditions. The spatial distribution of the FAW larvae was random, and natural infestations were strongly associated with the maize phenological stages. The relationship between FAW and plant phenology was explained by non-linear regression models.

Key words

Spodoptera frugiperda spatial distribution fall armyworm maize landraces 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Hernández-Mendoza
    • 1
  • E. C. López-Barbosa
    • 2
  • E. Garza-González
    • 2
  • N. Mayek-Pérez
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Instituto Politécnico NacionalCentro de Biotecnología GenómicaReynosaMexico
  2. 2.Facultad de BiologíaUniversidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de HidalgoMoreliaMexico

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