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Compsogene panopus, a new defoliator on eucalyptus in Guangxi

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2015
Authors:J. Luo, Huang, X. L., Liu, R. X., Jiang, X. J., Huang, H. Y., Wu, Y. J.
Journal:Forest Pest and Disease
Volume:34
Issue:5
Start Page:5
Pagination:5-8
Date Published:09/2015
Keywords:AMPLYPTERUS, CHINA, FOODPLANT, SPHINGIDAE
Abstract:

"Compsogene panopus is a common species in the South of China. In recent years,it was found attacking Eucalyptus spp. in Guangxi,China,and tended to gradually spread and outbreak. The morphological characters and developmental duration of C. panopus were described. It has 3 or 4 generations a year and overwinters as pupa under ground. The generations in the north of Guangxi is less than those in the south of Guangxi. Adults have strong phototaxis,and males emerge earlier than females. Eggs are sparsely laid on leaf back. Larvae have 5 instars,and appetite starts to increase in the fourth instar."

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