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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Effect of Wheat Infestation by Different Stages of the Lesser Grain Borer on Final Counts of Insect Fragments in Flour

Authors
item Perez Mendoza, Joel
item Maghirang, Elizabeth
item Throne, James
item Baker, James

Submitted to: National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: November 13, 2004
Publication Date: November 13, 2004
Citation: Perez Mendoza, J., Maghirang, E.B., Throne, J.E., Baker, J.E. 2004. Effect of wheat infestation by different stages of the lesser grain borer on final counts of insect fragments in flour. National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

Technical Abstract: The relationship between different levels of internal wheat infestation with three stages of the lesser grain borer (larvae, pupae, and newly eclosed adults) and the number of insect fragments produced in flour was studied. Insect fragment counts were determined by the standard flotation method and by near-infrared spectroscopy. Both methods correlated well with the number of insect fragments present in flour.

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