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Ecological considerations of the introduction of Cotesia flavipes Cameron (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) for biological control of Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in Africa
Forest habitat conservation in Africa using commercially important insects.
This review highlights the critical role of commercial insects within the environmental complexity of African forest ecosystems, in modern agroindustry, and with respect to its potential contribution to poverty alleviation and pollination services. Expand
Improving Metabolic Syndrome Screening on Patients on Second Generation Antipsychotic Medication.
The use of the screening and monitoring tool showed that gaps exist in the screening forMS among patients on SGA, and advanced health nurse practitioners are well placed to take the lead in screening, monitoring, and implementing the necessary measures to address MS among patients with serious mental illness. Expand
Insect Abundance and Diversity on Cultivated Amaranthus Spp. (Amaranthacea) in Meru County, Kenya
Purpose: The focus of this research was to identify pests and natural enemies of amaranth as well as quantify the losses as a result of these pests. Materials and Methods: Surveys of insect pests… Expand
Semi-captive rearing of the African wild silkmoth Gonometa postica (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) on an indigenous and a non-indigenous host plant in Kenya
Sexual dimorphism was exhibited in both pupal and adult stages, females being larger and heavier than males and male larvae spun cocoons earlier than females but moths of both sexes emerged simultaneously. Expand
Spatial distribution of cocoon nests and egg clusters of the silkmoth Anaphe panda (Lepidoptera: Thaumetopoeidae) and its host plant Bridelia micrantha (Euphorbiaceae) in the Kakamega Forest of…
This study reveals that A. panda tends to distribute its egg clusters uniformly over the lower and middle crown of B. micrantha with a preference to eastern localization and confirms the insufficient presence of populations of this silkmoth in a mixed indigenous forest compared with an indigenous forest. Expand
Effect of seasons and larval food plants on the quality of Gonometa postica cocoons
Temperature and relative humidity significantly influenced larval development time and the effect was both positive and negative and there was a positive correlation between weight of cocoon, its length and width for the two seasons for both the semi-captive population and those from the wild. Expand
LEPIDOPTERA DIVERSITY, FLORISTIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE OF THREE KAYA FORESTS ON THE SOUTH COAST OF KENYA
Floristic diversity and endemism are high in all Kayas, but lepidoptera diversity is low in Kaya Kinondo, showing that an undisturbed forest does not automatically have a rich Lepidoptera fauna and that the latter does not always respond to a diverse flora. Expand
Oviposition Preferences of the African Wild Silkmoth, Gonometa postica Walker (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) on Different Substrates
The oviposition preferences of female G. postica on four substrates in a net-sleeved cage was studied in the laboratory in the long and short rainy seasons in 2007 to optimise the production of eggs in net sleeved cages in an indoor environment for the semi-captive rearing of the larvae. Expand
Use of Sleeve Nets to Improve Survival of the Boisduval Silkworm, Anaphe panda, in the Kakamega Forest of Western Kenya
Prospects for development of a wild silk industry in Africa would be improved if silkworm survival during mass production could be improved, and larval survival was improved over three-fold by protection with net sleeves in both habitat types. Expand