Host plant ovipositional preferences and usage by <i>Oecleus nolinus</i> (Homoptera: Cixiidae)

TitleHost plant ovipositional preferences and usage by Oecleus nolinus (Homoptera: Cixiidae)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1985
AuthorsFowler HG, Whitford WG
JournalThe Southwestern Naturalist
Date Published1985
Call Number00072
Keywordsarticle, articles, Dasylirion,ovipositional site, insect, Oecleus, invertebrate, Homoptera, journal, journals, Oecleus,ovipositional sites, Oecleus,reproduction strategy, plant, Dasylirion, plant, Yucca, Yucca,ovipositional site

During May and June , 1979, we observed large numbers of O. nolinus at the Jornada Experimental Range, 60 km NNE of Las Cruces, Dona Ana Co., New Mexico. They used three plant species (Yucca baccata, Y. elata and Dasyliron wheeleri) as ovipostional sites. Dasyliron wheeleri is an apparent new host for O. nolinus. Townsend (Psyche 6:353-354, 1928) recorded an Oecleus, probably O. nolinus but recorded as O. decens, ovipositing on Yucca angustifolia (=Y. elata?) and Y. macrocarpa (=Y. baccata?) in southern New Mexico.