No-choice preference of Cerotoma trifurcata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) to potential host plants of bean pod mottle virus (Comoviridae) in Iowa

Paper:51
Year:2007
Authors:Bradshaw, J. D., M. E. Rice, and J. H. Hill
Title:No-choice preference of Cerotoma trifurcata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) to potential host plants of bean pod mottle virus (Comoviridae) in Iowa
Journal:Journal of Economic Entomology
Volume:100
Keyword:enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, Fabaceae, insect herbivory, leaf area measurement,
Summary:To better understand the naturally occurring host range of Bean pod mottle virus
(family Comoviridae, genus Comovirus, BPMV) and its principal vector Cerotoma trifurcata (Forster)
(Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), 18 Þeld-collected perennial plant species were tested for the presence
of BPMV. By using no-choice assays, we determined the preference of these plants by bean leaf beetle,
by measuring their level of herbivory relative to soybean, Glycine max (L.). New food hosts for adult
bean leaf beetles include Lespedeza capitata (Michaux), Lotus corniculatus L., Trifolium alexandrinum
L., Trifolium ambiguum Bieberstein, and Trifolium incarnatum L. Desmodium illinoense Gray is
discovered as a new naturally occurring host for BPMV.
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