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- Voegtlin, D.J.
- Environmental entomology 1995 v.24 no.3 pp. 724-729
- life cycle (organisms); Myzus; Lythrum salicaria; weed control; biological control agents; plant development; seedling growth; roots; shoots; dry matter accumulation; food plants; alternative hosts; Indiana; Michigan; Illinois
- ... The host-alternating life cycle of Myzus lythri, an aphid of European origin that feeds on purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), is detailed. The complex life cycle and low availability of primary host plants are hypothesized as limiting early-season development of aphid populations on purple loosestrife. Experiments were undertaken in 1993 to determine if large populations of this aphid could i ...