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Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina

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CASMUZ, Augusto et al. Review of the host plants of fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Rev. Soc. Entomol. Argent. [online]. 2010, vol.69, n.3-4, pp.209-231. ISSN 0373-5680.

In order to update records of Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) host plants, a bibliographic review was made. Host plant search was organized into groups per zones and countries. Records from the U.S., Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean Islands were grouped together as belonging to Northern America. As South American records, all reports were included except for those from Argentina. 186 host plants were found and they belong to 42 different families. The most cited hosts are part of the following families: Poaceae (35.5%), Fabaceae (11.3%), Solanaceae and Asteraceae (4.3%), Rosaceae and Chenopodiaceae (3.7%) and Brassicaceae and Cyperaceae (3.2%). Of the total of hosts plants found (186), 64% were cited in North and Central America, 53% in South America and 32% in Argentina. The species most frequently cited in Northern America were: corn, sorghum, peanuts, Bermuda grass, sugarcane and rice. In South America, these were: corn, rice, sorghum, beans, cotton and peanuts. Finally in Argentina, the most frequently reported species were: corn, soybean, cotton, alfalfa, tomatoes, flax, potatoes and sorghum. Information about fall armyworm life cycle, behaviour on main host plants, migration habits and biotypes is alsoprovided.

Keywords : Preference; Poaceae; Biotypes; Natural refuges; Resistance.

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