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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Impact of Sex, Age, and Mating Status on Flight Behavior of the Navel Orangeworm

Location: Commodity Protection and Quality

Project Number: 2034-43000-037-22
Project Type: Trust

Start Date: Apr 01, 2012
End Date: Sep 30, 2014

Objective:
1. Develop methods and baseline data for flight mill experiments with navel orangeworm 2. Compare the flight activity of unmated adults by sex and age 3. Examine impact of mating on the age-specific flight capacity of males and females

Approach:
Using a 32-channel electronically monitored flight mill system, flight capacity of unmated and mated navel orangeworm adults will be assessed at four ages covering most of the reproductive life of this species. The longest single flight and total flight will be compared 1, 3, 5 and 7 days post eclosion. Since the median is usually the most suitable statistic for this type of data, analysis will be performed using the Kruskal-Wallis one-way analysis of variance. Two-way comparisons of sex or mating status within age group will be performed using the Wilcoxon rank sums test.

Last Modified: 11/24/2014
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