RESEARCH CONCERNING THE BIOLOGY OF THE PEST HELICOVERPA ARMIGERA HBN. IN MAIZE CROPS IN THE WESTERN PLAIN CONDITIONS PUBLISHEDIoan Pălăgeşiu, Narcisa Crista
In Europe, the species Helicoverpa armigera Hbn. has the status of “invasive foreign species”. Taking into account the fact that in the last years there has been significant damage in numerous crops both in Romania and in its neighbouring countries (Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, etc.), we thought it proper to choose this research topic. Research carried out aimed at completing the knowledge of the biology and ecology of the species Helicoverpa armigera Hbn. in the conditions of our country, monitoring the appearance and flight of the adults, the appearance and succession of larvae generations in the maize crop in the year 2007, as well as the duration of the development cycle in laboratory conditions.
Noctuidae; Lepidoptera; Helicoverpa armigera Hbn.; life cycle