Journal of
Entomology and Nematology

  • Abbreviation: J. Entomol. Nematol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9855
  • DOI: 10.5897/JEN
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 139

Table of Content: July-September 2023; 15(1)

July 2023

Cannibalism and necrophagy in Spodoptera frugiperda and Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

For many years it has been known that cannibalism is a natural phenomenon in insects and has been documented in many insect orders including Lepidoptera. The present study was conducted to determine cannibalistic behavior amongst same-age 2nd, 4th and 5th instar stages of larval Spodotera frugiperda (FAW), Spodotera littoralis (CLW) or when both are combined together under laboratory conditions. The FAW larvae had a...

Author(s): Wedad Khafagi, Esmat Hegazi, Manal A. Attia and Mervat A. Hasaneen