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Adaptation of Indigenous Larval Parasitoids to Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Italy
ABSTRACT Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) is a serious threat to tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) crops in South America. In Europe, after its first detection in Spain in 2006, itExpand
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Population Dynamics of Cacopsylla melanoneura (Homoptera: Psyllidae), a Vector of Apple Proliferation Phytoplasma in Northwestern Italy
Abstract Apple proliferation is a phytoplasma-associated disease transmitted by insects causing serious damage and economic losses to apple orchards. Investigations were carried out in 1999 and 2000Expand
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Transmission of Apple Proliferation Phytoplasma by Cacopsylla melanoneura (Homoptera: Psyllidae)
Abstract Transmission trials of apple proliferation (AP) phytoplasma to healthy apple plants were carried out with Cacopsylla melanoneura (Förster). Both field naturally infected and experimentallyExpand
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Dispersal patterns and chromatic response of Scaphoideus titanus Ball (Homoptera Cicadellidae), vector of the phytoplasma agent of grapevine flavescence dorée
Abstract  1 Scaphoideus titanus Ball, a nearctic leafhopper introduced into Europe in the 1950s, is known to be the vector of the phytoplasma agent of flavescence dorée (FD), a persistent disease ofExpand
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Seasonal and Daily Movement of Scaphoideus titanus Ball (Homoptera: Cicadellidae)
Abstract Seasonal and daily flight patterns of Scaphoideus titanus Ball were investigated in northern Italy, throughout a 3-yr period, using yellow sticky traps placed in an experimental vineyard.Expand
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Epidemiology of apple proliferation (AP) in northwestern Italy: evaluation of the frequency of AP‐positive psyllids in naturally infected populations of Cacopsylla melanoneura (Homoptera: Psyllidae)
Summary Adults of Cacopsylla melanoneura, vector of the apple proliferation (AP) phytoplasma, were collected every 2 weeks from January until May in 2000 and 2001 by the beating tray method inExpand
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Monitoring of the exotic fly Drosophila suzukii in stone, pome and soft fruit orchards in NW Italy
After its introduction in Europe, Drosophila suzukii Matsumura (Diptera: Drosophilidae), an invasive pest native to South-East Asia, has rapidly spread into many European countries, including Italy,Expand
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The mosaic leafhopper Orientus ishidae: host plants, spatial distribution, infectivity, and transmission of 16SrV phytoplasmas to vines.
Orientus ishidae (Matsumura) is an Asian species introduced into Europe and recently associated with 16SrV phytoplasmas, related to grapevine “flavescence dorée”. Its life cycle, host plants, spatialExpand
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Phytoplasmas in carrots: disease and potential vectors in Serbia
The prevalent presence of aster yellows phytoplasmas belonging to the subgroup 16SrI-A together with the presence of samples infected with phytoplasmas belonging to the subgroups 16SrI-B andExpand
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Development of a Sequential Plan to Evaluate Neodryinus typhlocybae (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Dryinidae) Population Associated with Metcalfa pruinosa (Say) (Homoptera: Flatidae) Infestation in
Abstract Metcalfa pruinosa (Say) is an exotic pest introduced into Italy in the early 1980s. It is a polyphagous pest and can infest several plant species used in agriculture, forest, and urbanExpand
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