Effects of temperature on the development, performance and fitness of the corn leafhopperDalbulus maidis(DeLong) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae): implications on its distribution under climate change

  • Effect of temperature response onDalbulus maidis
  • Guido A. Van Nieuwenhove, Eduardo A. Frías, Eduardo G. Virla
  • Agricultural and Forest Entomology, May 2015, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/afe.12118

Effects of temperature on the fitness of the corn leafhopper Dalbulus maidis

What is it about?

We focus on the effect of different constant temperatures on the development and fitness of Dalbulus maidis (DeLong) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) to estimate its thermal constant and threshold temperature, which may represent useful information for studies aiming to predict its potential distribution. The vector is unlikely to develop permanent populations in temperate areas of the American continent because there is no availability of host plants for extended periods, with mean temperatures below 17 ∘C

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