Journal of comparative physiology

, Volume 103, Issue 2, pp 227–245 | Cite as

Photoperiodic determination of insect development and diapause

III. Effects of nondiel photoperiods
  • Stanley D. Beck


The Photoperiodic Determination Model proposed earlier (I, II) is further elaborated, and its applicability to nondiel photoperiods tested. Model-generated predictions of diapause incidences were in good agreement with observed incidences among larvae of the European corn borer,Ostrinia nubilalis, reared under photoperiods from 15 to 50 hrs duration with scotophases of from 9 to 18 hrs.


Corn European Corn Borer Determination Model Proposed Early Insect Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanley D. Beck
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  1. 1.Department of EntomologyUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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