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Host plant range of Raoiella indica (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) in areas of invasion of the New World
Raoiella indica has spread rapidly through the Neotropical region where the mite damages economically and ecologically important plants. Three studies were conducted to determine the host plant rangeExpand
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Detection of Wolbachia in field-collected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in metropolitan Manila, Philippines
BackgroundRecent reports reveal the presence of Wolbachia in Ae. aegypti. Our study presents additional support for Wolbachia infection in Ae. aegypti by screening field-collected adult mosquitoesExpand
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Comparison of Different Sampling Methods and Effect of Pesticide Application on Spider Populations in Lime Orchards in South Florida
Abstract A survey of predatory arthropods in lime orchards at Homestead, FL, showed that spiders significantly outnumbered the other predatory arthropods (the green lacewing Chrysoperla rufilabris,Expand
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Sex Pheromone of the Female Pink Hibiscus Mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green) (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae): Biological Activity Evaluation
Abstract The synthetic sex pheromone of the pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green), was evaluated in the field bioassays. In a period of 27 wk, >90,000 males were captured on stickyExpand
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Machine learning methods reveal the temporal pattern of dengue incidence using meteorological factors in metropolitan Manila, Philippines
BackgroundSeveral studies have applied ecological factors such as meteorological variables to develop models and accurately predict the temporal pattern of dengue incidence or occurrence. With theExpand
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Sex pheromone of the pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus, contains an unusual cyclobutanoid monoterpene.
Two compounds that together constitute the female sex pheromone of the pink hibiscus mealybug (PHM), Maconellicoccus hirsutus, were isolated, identified, and synthesized. They areExpand
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Effects of pesticides on the arthropod community in the agricultural areas near the Everglades National Park
We investigated the effects of pesticides on the arthropod community in the agricultural areas near the Everglades National Park (ENP). Sampling of arthropods was done using visual observation,Expand
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Potential Biological Control Agents for Management of Cogongrass (Cyperales: Poaceae) in the Southeastern USA
Abstract Cogongrass, Imperata cylindrica (L.) Palisot de Beauvois (Cyperales: Poaceae), is a serious invasive weed in the southeastern USA. Surveys for potential biological control agents ofExpand
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Life Table Analysis and Development of Singhiella simplex (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Under Different Constant Temperatures
ABSTRACT Singhiella simplex (Singh) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) is a newly invasive pest of several species of Ficus plants in the United States. Very little is known about its biology and lifeExpand
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