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The tomato potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc)) probably invaded New Zealand in the summer of 2005-06. The first authenticated records from May to June 2006 indicated that it was widelyExpand
Alternative pollinator taxa are equally efficient but not as effective as the honeybee in a mass flowering crop
Summary 1. The honeybee Apis mellifera is currently in decline worldwide because of the combined impacts of Colony Collapse Disorder and the Varroa destructor mite. In order to gain a balancedExpand
Colour and odour responses of flying western flower thrips: wind tunnel and greenhouse experiments
The behavioural responses of flying western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) to the colour yellow and the odour anisaldehyde were examined. In a windExpand
Volatile chemicals for thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) host-finding and applications for thrips pest management
The effect of the addition of volatile chemicals to water traps was examined for adult thrips species in New Zealand and the Netherlands. The chemicals ethyl nicotinate (3-pyridinecarboxylic acid), pExpand
Estimating Development Rate and Thermal Requirements of Bactericera Cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) Reared on Potato and Tomato by Using Linear and Nonlinear Models
ABSTRACT The temperature-dependent development of tomato psyllid (also called potato psyllid), Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc), was studied in the laboratory at seven constant temperatures (8, 10,Expand
4-Pyridyl carbonyl compounds as thrips lures: effectiveness for Western flower thrips in y-tube bioassays.
In a search for chemical lures to manage the cosmopolitan crop pest western flower thrips (WFT), Frankliniella occidentalis, a Y-tube olfactometer was used to screen 20 compounds, including 18Expand
Biosecurity and aphids in New Zealand.
About 110 introduced aphid species (Hemiptera: Aphididae) have been recorded in New Zealand. Only 12 indigenous species have been recorded. per year over the last 130 years although this rate hasExpand
Host records for the New Zealand flower thrips (Thrips obscuratus (Crawford) Thysanoptera: Thripidae).
The New Zealand flower thrips, Thrips obscuratus (Crawford) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), is an endemic flower-inhabiting species and was found on at least 225 endemic and introduced plant species.Expand
Distribution, host range and flight pattern of the lettuce aphid in New Zealand
The lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri) was first reported in New Zealand on lettuce (Lactuca sativa) in Canterbury in March 2002. During autumn 2002, the lettuce aphid was collected in threeExpand
Thrips (Thysanoptera) seasonal flight activity and infestation of ripe stonefruit in Canterbury, New Zealand
The seasonal flight activity and infestation of ripe peach, nectarine, and apricot fruit by thrips, especially the New Zealand flower thrips Thrips obscuratus (Crawford) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)Expand