- Volume 32 Issue 2
Larval densities and spatial distribution patterns of beet armyWorm, Spodoptera exigua, were studied in the welsh onion field located in Asan from June to November, 1991. During the period, there were two denslty-peaks;mid August and mid~late September. The larvae showed clumped distribution patterns. but the patterns changed into random as larval density decreased in Oct.ober. Each larval instar showed clumped pattern expect 6th instar surveyed on September 25, which distributed in a random pattern. The larval distribution pattern were also influenced by the host plants;clumped pattern on such host. as red pepper and welsh onion, versus random pattern on such hosts as chrysanthemum, peanut and soybean.