Evaluating Flight Performance of Mass-Reared and Irradiated Navel Orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) for Sterile Insect TechniqueJ. Reger, J. A. Wenger, G. Brar, C. Burks and H. Wilson, Journal of Economic Entomology, 2021.
Navel orangeworm (Pyralidae: Amyelois transitella) is a key pest of almonds and pistachios in California. Moths directly infest nuts which leads to reduced crop yield and quality, and infestation can predispose nuts to fungal pathogens that produce aflatoxins. While several ...
Keywords: irradiation, mass rearing, moths, Navel orangeworm, Sterile Insect Technique sterile insect technique