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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
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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
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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
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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
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Window traps and direct observations record similar arthropod flower visitor assemblages in two mass flowering crops
Understanding the role of unmanaged arthropod flower visitors as crop pollinators is critical if robust and reliable long‐term alternatives are to be found for honey bee pollination. However, data onExpand
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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
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Thysanoptera as Phytophagous Opportunists
The ecological concept of opportunism is defined, and its relevance to the biology of thrips and their ability to colonise ephemeral habitats is discussed. Evolutionary patterns in host-plantExpand
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Pyridine compounds increase trap capture of Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) in a covered crop
The effect of pyridine compounds on the capture of thrips was examined in an Auckland, New Zealand, capsicum greenhouse in 2004. Yellow sticky traps were positioned just above the crop canopy in aExpand
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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,Expand
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Relationship between sugar maple budburst phenology and pear thrips damage
The relationship between budburst phenology and damage by the pear thrips (Taeniothripsinconsequens (Uzel) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)) to sugar maple (Acersaccharum Marsh.) foliage was investigated inExpand
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