Initiation and Termination of Pupal Diapause in the Oriental Tobacco budworm (Heliothis assulta)

담배나방 (Heliothis assulta) 용휴면의 유기와 종료

  • Published : 1990.12.01


Laboratory and field studies were conducted to investigate the initiation and termination factors for pupal diapause in the Oriental tabacco budworm, Heliothis assulta Guenee. Diapause induction was dependent of photoperiod and temperature experienced by 4th and 5th instar larve. One hundred percent of pupal diapause was obtained when larvae were grown at 10L/14D or shorter and $20^{\circ}C$. But at $25^{\circ}C$ the maximum rate of diapause was only about 85% at 8L/16D, the shortest photoperiod tested in this experiment. Adults, eggs or pupae did not respond to diapause-inducing environmental conditions. The critical photoperiod was 12-12.5 hr at $25^{\circ}C$and 14-14.5 hr at $20^{\circ}C$. In the field-collected sample 100% of diapuse rate was observed on Sept. 20 and thereafter in Suwon and middle part of Korea. Cold temperature treatment was not necessary in the termination of pupal diapause, but accelerated adult development.


Oriental tobacco budworm;Heliothis assulta;pupal diapause;diapuase initiation;diapause temination;diapause period