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Rapid thermal responses and thermal tolerance in adult codling moth Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae).
In order to preserve key activities or improve survival, insects facing variable and unfavourable thermal environments may employ physiological adjustments on a daily basis. Here, we investigate the… Expand
Costs and benefits of thermal acclimation for codling moth, Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae): implications for pest control and the sterile insect release programme
Sterile insect release (SIR) is used to suppress insect pest populations in agro‐ecosystems, but its success hinges on the performance of the released insects and prevailing environmental conditions.… Expand
Effects of Thermal Regimes, Starvation and Age on Heat Tolerance of the Parthenium Beetle Zygogramma bicolorata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) following Dynamic and Static Protocols
Temperature and resource availability are key elements known to limit the occurrence and survival of arthropods in the wild. In the current era of climate change, critical thermal limits and the… Expand
Dominance of spotted stemborer Chilo partellus Swinhoe (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) over indigenous stemborer species in Africa's changing climates: ecological and thermal biology perspectives
Africa hosts several economically significant lepidopteran cereal stemborer species belonging to the Crambidae, Noctuidae and Pyralidae families. The invasive spotted stemborer (Chilo partellus… Expand
Biologically Based Methods for Pest Management in Agriculture under Changing Climates: Challenges and Future Directions
The current changes in global climatic regimes present a significant societal challenge, affecting in all likelihood insect physiology, biochemistry, biogeography and population dynamics. With the… Expand
Oviposition acceptance and larval development of Chilo partellus stemborers in drought‐stressed wild and cultivated grasses of East Africa
Maternal host choices during oviposition by herbivorous insects determine the fitness of their offspring and may be influenced by environmental changes that can alter host‐plant quality. This is of… Expand
Thermal tolerance of Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera : Tortricidae) under ecologically relevant conditions
- Frank Chidawanyika
- 1 December 2010
Thesis (MSc (Agric) (Conservation Ecology and Entomology))--University of Stellenbosch, 2010.
Comparative assessment of the thermal tolerance of spotted stemborer, Chilo partellus (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) and its larval parasitoid, Cotesia sesamiae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)
Under stressful thermal environments, insects adjust their behavior and physiology to maintain key life‐history activities and improve survival. For interacting species, mutual or antagonistic,… Expand
Superior basal and plastic thermal responses to environmental heterogeneity in invasive exotic stemborer Chilo partellus Swinhoe over indigenous Busseola fusca (Fuller) and Sesamia calamistis Hampson
Lepidopteran stemborers are the most destructive insect pests of cereal crops in sub‐Saharan Africa. In nature, these insects are often exposed to multiple environmental stressors, resulting in… Expand
Climate variability differentially impacts thermal fitness traits in three coprophagic beetle species
While the impacts of extreme and rising mean temperatures are well documented, increased thermal variability associated with climate change may also threaten ectotherm fitness and survival, but… Expand