Integrated Crop Management News
 

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-30-2001

Abstract

The painted lady butterfly, also known as the thistle caterpillar, has completed its first generation on soybean in central Iowa. These butterflies are very common along some roadways in central Iowa where they sip on moisture in wet spots or mud puddles. There will be at least one more generation of this insect in Iowa soybean. The butterflies are long-distance flyers so predicting where females will lay their eggs for the next generation is impossible. Thistle caterpillars construct webs in upper soybean leaves, tying the leaves together with silk, and feed inside this protective nest.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

Share

COinS
 

Disclaimer

The Iowa State University Digital Repository provides access to Integrated Crop Management News for historical purposes only. Users are hereby notified that the content may be inaccurate, out of date, incomplete and/or may not meet the needs and requirements of the user. Users should make their own assessment of the information and whether it is suitable for their intended purpose. For current information on integrated crop management from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, please visit https://crops.extension.iastate.edu/.