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Taxonomic and bionomic notes on Arma chinensis (Fallou)
The male genitalia and other important morphological characters of Arma chinensis are redescribed and illustrated. Some bio-logical characters of this stink bug, such as the predatory behavior,Expand
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Consumption of Bt rice pollen expressing Cry2Aa does not cause adverse effects on adult Chrysoperla sinica Tjeder (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)
Abstract Adults of Chrysoperla sinica Tjeder are prevalent pollen feeders in rice fields in China. They are therefore exposed to insecticidal proteins when foraging insect-resistant geneticallyExpand
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Shifts in metabolomic profiles of the parasitoid Nasonia vitripennis associated with elevated cold tolerance induced by the parasitoid's diapause, host diapause and host diet augmented with proline.
The ectoparasitoid wasp, Nasonia vitripennis can enhance its cold tolerance by exploiting a maternally-induced larval diapause. A simple manipulation of the fly host diapause status andExpand
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De novo transcriptome sequencing and analysis of Coccinella septempunctata L. in non-diapause, diapause and diapause-terminated states to identify diapause-associated genes
BackgroundThe most common ladybird beetle, Coccinella septempunctata L., is an excellent predator of crop pests such as aphids and white flies, and it shows a wide range of adaptability, a largeExpand
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Trade-off between flight activity and life-history components in Chrysoperla sinica
We studied the effects of flight duration on two important life-history traits, i.e., longevity and life-time egg production, of Chrysoperla sinica females, through an experimental flightExpand
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Effect of different prey species on the life history parameters of Chrysoperla sinica (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)
Results of studies on prey suitability for generalist predators are important for efficient mass rearing and implementing Integrated Pest Management Programmes (IPM). The green lacewing, ChrysoperlaExpand
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Production of Coleopteran Predators
Abstract The research literature reveals moderate advances in technology to produce coleopteran predators, especially lady beetles. Several factitious prey/foods and insect-free artificial diets forExpand
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Host diapause status and host diets augmented with cryoprotectants enhance cold hardiness in the parasitoid Nasonia vitripennis.
Boosting cold hardiness in parasitoids is a goal that is particularly attractive for increasing shelf life and shipment of biological control agents. In the experiments reported here we use theExpand
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Nutrigenomics in Arma chinensis: Transcriptome Analysis of Arma chinensis Fed on Artificial Diet and Chinese Oak Silk Moth Antheraea pernyi Pupae
Background The insect predator, Arma chinensis, is capable of effectively controlling many pests, such as Colorado potato beetle, cotton bollworm, and mirid bugs. Our previous study demonstratedExpand
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Gaseous formaldehyde removal: A laminated plate fabricated with activated carbon, polyimide, and copper foil with adjustable surface temperature and capable of in situ thermal regeneration.
Formaldehyde is one of the most common indoor air pollutants in Chinese residences. This study introduces a novel laminated plate with adjustable surface temperature to remove gaseous formaldehyde.Expand
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