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Egg Sampling Techniques

  • William G. Ruesink
Part of the Springer Series in Experimental Entomology book series (SSEXP)

Abstract

While eggs of Diabrotica have been collected from the field for 100 years (Forbes, 1883), only recently has an attempt been made to quantify population densities. Since 1964 numerous accounts have been published describing techniques for removing soil from the field and for separating eggs from the soil. Sampling techniques have recently been modified in response to new discoveries about the spatial distribution of eggs in the soil, and while some writers have drawn conclusions about the absolute density of eggs based on their sampling data, no technique has yet proven fully satisfactory for this purpose.

Keywords

Oviposition Site Corn Plant Absolute Density Western Corn Rootworm Econ Entomol 
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