Comparative impacts of white grub (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) control products on the abundance of non-target soil-active arthropods in turfgrass.
- D. Peck
- 25 July 2009
Long‐term effects of imidacloprid on the abundance of surface‐ and soil‐active nontarget fauna in turf
- D. Peck
- Biology, Environmental Science
- 1 November 2009
There may be a diverging response of soil‐ and surface‐active fauna to the nontarget impacts of imidacloprid, and the suppression of predaceous (not phytophagous) beetles indicates an indirect effect mediated through declines in prey populations.
Detection and establishment of the european crane flies Tipula paludosa Meigen and Tipula oleracea L. (Diptera: Tipulidae) in New York : A review of their distribution, invasion history, biology, and…
Two species of European crane flies are newly documented from New York based on collections from several localities during the period 2004 to 2006 and initial observations on their association with turfgrass in New York are summarized along with background information on their invasion history, biology, and pest status.
SPITTLEBUGS: BIOECOLOGY, HOST PLANT RESISTANCE AND ADVANCES IN IPM
Several species and genera of spittlebugs (Homoptera: Cercopidae) are economic pests of grasses in tropical America. These insects compete with grazing animals by reducing forage availability and…
Revisiting Paternal Care in the Assassin Bug, Atopozelus pallens (Heteroptera: Reduviidae)
The reproductive behavior of Ralston’s “Zelus” is reexamined in both lab and field to conclude that his descriptions of paternal care were accurate with one important caveat: the authors believe he reversed the sexes.
ECOLOGY, BEHAVIOR AND BIONOMICS Alternative Methods for Rearing Grass-Feeding Spittlebugs (Hemiptera: Cercopidae)
Uma nova unidade de criacao em pequena escala para manter a cigarrinha nos seus diferentes estagios de desenvolvimento, e assim promover estudos biologicos dos insetos, podendo ser utilizado para estudos como de controle com fungos entopatogenos, resistencia da planta hospedeira e outros.
Economic damage caused by spittlebugs (Homoptera: Cercopidae) in Colombia: a first approximation of impact on animal production in Brachiaria decumbens pastures
The investment required to develop grass varieties resistant to spittle bugs and adapted to soils with low to intermediate fertility is low compared with the economic damage caused by spittlebugs in Colombia, and therefore presents a major economic incentive for support of research on varietal improvement and spittlebug management.
Synergies between biological and neonicotinoid insecticides for the curative control of the white grubs Amphimallon majale and Popillia japonica.
Reflex Bleeding in Froghoppers (Homoptera: Cercopidae): Variation in Behavior and Taxonomic Distribution
- D. Peck
- 1 September 2000
Reflex bleeding in New World froghoppers is described in detail for the first time, and conspicuousness coloration and reflexive discharge of blood form an elaborate warning signal in cercopids, probably functioning as a startle stimulus that permits escape by jumping.
Seasonal Fluctuations and Phenology of Prosapia Spittlebugs (Homoptera: Cercopidae) in Upland Pastures of Costa Rica
- D. Peck
- 1 June 1999
Phenological analyses based on cumulative insect-days did not detect differences in population initiation or development rate across paddock-years, and additional evidence for immigration was the abrupt appearance of male P. simulans (Walker) at the same time in all paddocks each year.