Next Article in Journal
Management of Chinese Rose Beetle (Adoretus sinicus) Adults Feeding on Cacao (Theobroma cacao) Using Insecticides
Next Article in Special Issue
Pickleworm (Diaphania nitidalis Cramer) Neonate Feeding Preferences and the Implications for a Push-Pull Management System
Previous Article in Journal
Hypoxia Treatment of Callosobruchus maculatus Females and Its Effects on Reproductive Output and Development of Progeny Following Exposure
Previous Article in Special Issue
Antagonistic Interactions between the African Weaver Ant Oecophylla longinoda and the Parasitoid Anagyrus pseudococci Potentially Limits Suppression of the Invasive Mealybug Rastrococcus iceryoides
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Insects 2016, 7(2), 27;

Oviposition and Sex Ratio of the Redbanded Stink Bug, Piezodorous guildinii, in Soybean

DuPont Crop Protection, Bradenton Field Station, 3301 51st St. East, Bradenton, FL 34208, USA
Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, 404 Life Sciences Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, University of Arkansas, 2900 Hwy. 130 E., Stuttgart, AR 72160, USA
Macon Ridge Research Station, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, 212A Macon Ridge Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295, USA
LAES Administration, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, 104 J. N. Efferson Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Brian T. Forschler
Received: 27 April 2016 / Revised: 6 June 2016 / Accepted: 9 June 2016 / Published: 17 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Integrated Pest Management)
Full-Text   |   PDF [819 KB, uploaded 17 June 2016]   |  


Redbanded stink bug, Piezodorus guildinii (Westwood), is a significant soybean pest across the mid-south region of the United States. The objectives of these studies were to characterize: (1) redbanded stink bug oviposition in relationship to soybean maturity group (MG), plant structure, crop phenology, and vertical distribution within the plant canopy; and (2) redbanded stink bug adult sex ratios in relationship to soybean phenology. A total of 5645 redbanded stink bug eggs in 421 egg masses (clusters) were field collected from naturally-occurring populations in MG IV and V soybean over a three year period (2009 to 2011). The mean number of eggs within a cluster was 16.6 ± 0.3. Plant structures by MG interactions were highly significant with more egg masses oviposited on leaves in MG IV (79.4%) and more on pods in MG V (72.7%). The ratio of females to males was similar in all soybean growth stages except R5, where the sex ratio increased to 1.4:1, coinciding with peak oviposition. Only 29.9% of egg clusters in MG IV and 18.3% of egg clusters in MG V were oviposited in the upper 35 cm of the soybean canopy. Based on these results, sampling strategies and insecticide application placement for stink bugs may require modification. View Full-Text
Keywords: Hemiptera; Pentatomidae; soybean phenology; maturity group; life history Hemiptera; Pentatomidae; soybean phenology; maturity group; life history

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Temple, J.H.; Davis, J.A.; Hardke, J.T.; Price, P.P.; Leonard, B.R. Oviposition and Sex Ratio of the Redbanded Stink Bug, Piezodorous guildinii, in Soybean. Insects 2016, 7, 27.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Insects EISSN 2075-4450 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top