Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Science and Management
© 2018 Jackson Cooney
The Wrinkle-lipped free-tailed bat (T. plicata) in Thailand and the Brazilian free-tailed bat (T. brasiliensis) in south-central Texas are integral in the control of agricultural pests. The effect on the production of rice and cotton is determined by the bats consumption of a particular pest species in that region. In Thailand, it is the White-Backed Planthopper (Sogatella furcifera), while in south-central Texas, it is the cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa zea). The ecological service these bat species provide is measured in millions of dollars saved by farmers each year. Finally, a conclusion was made about which species had a greater effect on the economy when compared to each other.
Cooney, Jackson, "The Effect of Bat Predation on Crop Yield in Thailand and the Winter Garden Region of South-Central Texas" (2018). CMC Senior Theses. 1727.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.