Foliage-dwelling arthropods in Bt-transgenic and isogenic maize: A comparison through spider web analysis

K. Árpás, F. Tóth, J. Kiss

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Theridion impressum is one of the dominant foliage dwelling spider species of maize fields in Hungary. Spider webs were collected from Bt and isogenic maize plots in three successive years. Captured insects in the web were identified. The most frequent prey items were aphids, plant hoppers and beetles. Although the number of captured insects in web samples from isogenic maize was slightly higher than those from Bt maize in the case of almost each insect order, except for two samples (Sternorrhyncha, 2001; Neuroptera, 2002), the differences between Bt and isogenic samples were not significant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-353
Number of pages7
JournalActa Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2005



  • Bt maize
  • Cry1Ab
  • DK 440 BTY
  • MON 810
  • Prey composition
  • Theridion impressum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Insect Science
  • Plant Science

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