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Aggregation pattern, sampling plan, and intervention threshold for Pezothrips kellyanus in citrus groves
Pezothrips kellyanus (Bagnall) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) has recently emerged as an international pest of citrus. It causes severe scarring of the fruit surface and commercial downgrading of freshExpand
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Impact of factitious foods and prey on the oviposition of the predatory mites Gaeolaelaps aculeifer and Stratiolaelaps scimitus (Acari: Laelapidae)
The soil-dwelling predatory mites Gaeolaelaps aculeifer and Stratiolaelaps scimitus (Mesostigmata: Laelapidae) are important biocontrol agents of several pests (Astigmata, Thysanoptera, Diptera).Expand
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Soil-dwelling predatory mites in citrus: Their potential as natural enemies of thrips with special reference to Pezothrips kellyanus (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)
Free-living predatory mites are one of the most abundant and species-rich group of arthropods in the soil, with a great potential for pest control. In the present study we examined the predatory miteExpand
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Factors explaining variation in citrus fruit scarring by Pezothrips kellyanus (Thysanoptera: Thripidae).
Pezothrips kellyanus, Kelly’s citrus thrips, is a recently recorded citrus pest in southern Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Chile and several countries of the Mediterranean Basin. In eastern SpainExpand
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Guiding Classical Biological Control of an Invasive Mealybug Using Integrative Taxonomy
Delottococcus aberiae De Lotto (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) is a mealybug of Southern African origin that has recently been introduced into Eastern Spain. It causes severe distortions on young citrusExpand
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The Influence of Host Fruit and Temperature on the Body Size of Adult Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) Under Laboratory and Field Conditions
ABSTRACT The adult body size of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae), varies in natural conditions. Body size is an important fitness indicator in theExpand
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Provisioning of food supplements enhances the conservation of phytoseiid mites in citrus
Abstract Phytoseiid mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae) are amongst the most abundant and important predators in citrus. They range from specialist species feeding exclusively on spider mites to generalistExpand
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Factors influencing citrus fruit scarring caused by Pezothrips kellyanus
Kelly’s citrus thrips (KCT) Pezothrips kellyanus (Bagnall) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) is a recently recorded cosmopolitan citrus pest, causing fruit scarring that results in downgrading of fruit. DueExpand
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Augmentative releases of the soil predatory mite Gaeolaelaps aculeifer reduce fruit damage caused by an invasive thrips in Mediterranean citrus.
BACKGROUND Soil-dwelling predatory mites of the family Laelapidae are augmentatively released for the biological control of several pests with an edaphic phase in numerous greenhouse crops. Yet,Expand
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