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BACTERICERA COCKERELLI: INCURSION, DISPERSAL AND CURRENT DISTRIBUTION ON VEGETABLE CROPS IN NEW ZEALAND
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The tomato potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) probably invaded New Zealand in the summer of 2005-06 and by April 2009 records indicated that it had spread throughout much of New Zealand.
Alternative pollinator taxa are equally efficient but not as effective as the honeybee in a mass flowering crop
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In a highly modified New Zealand agricultural landscape, the pollination services provided by managed honeybees to unmanaged pollinator taxa (including flies) within a Brassica rapa var.
Colour and odour responses of flying western flower thrips: wind tunnel and greenhouse experiments
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There was no evidence of an odour‐induced visual response, an odours‐induced anemotactic response or chemotaxis by female thrips to anisaldehyde in wind tunnel bioassays, but chemokinesis was implicated.
Volatile chemicals for thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) host-finding and applications for thrips pest management
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Behavioral responses for thrips hostfinding are discussed with emphasis on the use of volatile chemicals for thriveps pest management.
Estimating Development Rate and Thermal Requirements of Bactericera Cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) Reared on Potato and Tomato by Using Linear and Nonlinear Models
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Results from this study will provide basic information on the biology of tomato psyllid and have potential for the development of predictive models of the seasonal progress of this invasive pest.
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.
Distribution, host range and flight pattern of the lettuce aphid in New Zealand
TLDR
The lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri) was first reported in New Zealand on lettuce (Lactuca sativa) in Canterbury in March 2002 and within one year it had spread to all of the main lettuce growing regions of the country, mostly as a result of transporting aphidinfested fresh lettuce or lettuce seedling transplants to these regions.
Phylum Arthropoda, subphylum hexapoda: Protura, springtails, Diplura, and insects
Rod P. MACFARLANE, PEtER A. MAddISoN, IAN G. ANdREW, JoCELyN A. BERRy, PEtER M. JoHNS, RoBERt J. B. HoARE, MARIE-CLAudE LARIvIÈRE, PENELoPE GREENSLAdE, RoSA C. HENdERSoN, CouRtENAy N. SMItHERS,
Thysanoptera as Phytophagous Opportunists
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The ecological concept of opportunism is defined and its relevance to the biology of thrips and their ability to colonise ephemeral habitats is discussed, revealing that thrips generally adopt the dominant elements of a flora and are rarely constrained by host-plant systematic relationships.
Between and within field variability of New Zealand indigenous flower visitors to onions.
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Observations from the first year of the survey recorded nine arthropod orders visiting onion fl owers in the South Island, with Diptera and Hymenoptera being the most abundant.
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