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Comparison of Eggs, Larvae, and Pupae of Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) as Prey for Podisus nigrispinus (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
ABSTRACT Understanding the predation on pest insects through controlled feeding on their prey can provide insight into natural methods of pest control. The growth, survival, and development of theExpand
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Morphological and Genetic Differentiation Among Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus Populations in Macaronesia
Summary. Macaronesia, a group of archipelagos (Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands and Cape Verde) in the Atlantic Ocean, is one of the global biodiversity hot-spots. However, for species that occurExpand
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Quality control of Cotesia flavipes (Cameron) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from different Brazilian bio-factories
Abstract The goal of this study was to evaluate the quality of Cotesia flavipes from different bio-factories as biological control agents. We evaluated biological characteristics of the parasitoidsExpand
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Effect of Bacillus thuringiensis on Parasitoids and Predators
Advances in biotechnological studies have led to the development of genetically modified (GM) crops. The commercial release of transgenic plants producing Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) insecticidalExpand
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Behavior of Orius insidiosus preying on Aphis gossypii reared on transgenic and conventional cotton varieties
The objective of this study was to evaluate the functional response of Orius insidiosus preying on the third and fourth instars of Aphis gossypii nymphs that were reared on transgenic NuOPALExpand
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Life table of Xylocoris afer (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) feeding on eggs of Corcyra cephalonica (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) and Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae)
Abstract The aim was to evaluate the biological aspects of Xylocoris afer fed on Corcyra cephalonica and Plutella xylostella eggs. The experiment was conducted with X. afer nymphs aged 12–24 h, oneExpand