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Suitability of six species of Commelinaceae as larval hosts of Mouralia tinctoides (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae, Plusiinae)
Author(s): P. J. Landolt
Journal: Florida Entomologist
Article Topic(s): Pollination
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
Species Referenced: Tradescantia ohiensis (Ohio spiderwort),
AbstractResearches the larval host plants of a moth species (Mouralia tinctoides) based on survival and development rates on six species in the Commelinaceae. Tradescantia ohiensis was found to promote successful development of the moth species.
Suggested CitationP. J. Landolt. "Suitability of six species of Commelinaceae as larval hosts of Mouralia tinctoides (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae, Plusiinae)." Florida Entomologist 76.4 (1993): 572-576.