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Potato Leafhopper

Scientific name: Empoasca fabae

Phenology models predict timing of events in an organism's development. For many organisms which cannot internally regulate their own temperature, development is dependent on temperatures to which they are exposed in the environment.

Information in this database comes from published articles. It may be used in conjunction with field monitoring and a degree-day calculator.

Note: Before using a model that was not field tested in your location, you should test the model for one or more seasons under your conditions to verify that it will work for you.

Model 1 of 1

Kouskolekas, C. A., and G. C. Decker. 1966. The effect of temperature on the rate of development of the potato leafhopper, Empoasca fabae (Homoptera: Cicadellidae). Ann. Ent. Soc. Amer. 59: 292-298.

Location of study: Urbana, Illinois (laboratory, greenhouse and field studies)

Developmental thresholds

Method of calculation:Max-min (UC IPM recommends Single Sine)
Cutoff method:other (UC IPM recommends Horizontal)

Degree-day accumulations required for each stage of development
Host: Alfalfa
Laboratory data:DD (°F)DD (°C)
Generation time (egg to adult):783.0435.0
Field data:
Generation time (egg to adult):826.2459.0

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