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Tospovirus transmission depends on thrips ontogeny.
The acquisition of tospoviruses by thrips vectors is restricted to a well defined time period during the first and early second larval stages, when there is a temporary association between mid-gut,Expand
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First Detection of Wolbachia in Arrhenotokous Populations of Thrips Species (Thysanoptera: Thripidae and Phlaeothripidae) and Its Role in Reproduction
Abstract Insects in the order Thysanoptera are known for their haplodiploid reproduction, with most species reproducing by arrhenotoky. A few species, however, have only female populations andExpand
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Flower Visitors in a Natural Population of Arabidopsis thaliana
: Arabidopsis thaliana is commonly regarded as a self-pollinated plant species. One of the many surprises in population genetic studies of the species was the observation of distinct traces ofExpand
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Life‐cycle variation, including female production by virgin females in Frankliniella occidentalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)
The influence of three different temperatures on developmental time and sex ratio was investigated in the bisexual Thysanoptera species Frankliniella occidentalis. Increasing temperatures decreasedExpand
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Male reproductive system and spermatogenesis of Limodromus assimilis (Paykull 1790)
Based on advanced light and electron microscopy, we describe the male reproductive system and sperm development of Limodromus assimilis. The genital tract consists of pairs of uni-follicular testes,Expand
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Ryanodine receptor point mutations confer diamide insecticide resistance in tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae).
Insect ryanodine receptors (RyR) are the molecular target-site for the recently introduced diamide insecticides. Diamides are particularly active on Lepidoptera pests, including tomato leafminer,Expand
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Invasion and development of Verticillium lecanii in the western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis
Conidia of Verticillium lecanii, coated with mucilage, adhered to all surfaces of the western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis). Mucilage continued to be secreted during germination and wasExpand
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Fitness costs and life table parameters of highly insecticide-resistant strains of Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) at different temperatures.
BACKGROUND In many cases, resistance alleles have been associated with fitness costs and are often dependent on environmental factors such as temperature. Here, we studied the effects of temperatureExpand
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Modern methods for identification of Thysanoptera.
An interactive key is described for larvae and adults of economically important species of thrips. This is based on computerized photographs (Automontage), video clips and an interface to a molecularExpand
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Male Pheromones Influence the Mating Behavior of Echinothrips americanus
Two dibasic esters, the dimethyl ester of hexanedioic acid (dimethyl adipate, DBE-6) and the dimethyl ester of pentanedioic acid (dimethyl glutarate, DBE-5) were found in head-thorax extracts of maleExpand
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