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Long‐term effects of imidacloprid on the abundance of surface‐ and soil‐active nontarget fauna in turf
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. Expand
Comparative impacts of white grub (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) control products on the abundance of non-target soil-active arthropods in turfgrass.
Contrary to predictions, only imidacloprid – a systemic neonicotinoid applied early in the life cycle to target neonate white grubs – had a discernible impact on non-target abundance. Expand
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. Expand
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 andExpand
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. Expand
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. Expand
Synergies between biological and neonicotinoid insecticides for the curative control of the white grubs Amphimallon majale and Popillia japonica.
Synergistic combinations of biological and chemical insecticides might yield promising alternatives for soil insect pest management and patterns emerge to explain variation across target species or control agent will guide how biological andchemical products could be combined to enhance soil insect pests management. Expand
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. Expand
Reflex Bleeding in Froghoppers (Homoptera: Cercopidae): Variation in Behavior and Taxonomic Distribution
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. Expand
Natural History of the Spittlebug Prosapia nr. bicincta (Homoptera: Cercopidae) in Association with Dairy Pastures of Costa Rica
Life stage-specific data on P. nr. bicincta will guide improvements in pest management and expands the understanding of variation in cercopid natural history and highlights the need to delineate differences among the species in this pest complex. Expand