Biology and host preference of a flea beetle, Altica litigata, was evaluated on two species of Calylophus and five species of Oenothera (12 genotypes of evening primrose) and compared to 'Dallas Red' crepemyrtle (Lagerstoenia indica). Adults fed substantially on nine genotypes of evening primrose and crepemyrtle, while larvae developed on only eight genotypes of evening primrose but not on the crepemyrtle. The three genotypes of Oenothera spiciosa were the best host for larval development and for adult hosts feeding amd egg deposition.
Species 1: Coleoptera Chrysomelidae Altica litigata (Crepe Myrtle Flea Beetle, Evening Primrose)
Keywords: Host Plant Resistance, Landscape
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