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Thermal Tolerance of the Coffee Berry Borer Hypothenemus hampei: Predictions of Climate Change Impact on a Tropical Insect Pest
Coffee is predicted to be severely affected by climate change. We determined the thermal tolerance of the coffee berry borer , Hypothenemus hampei, the most devastating pest of coffee worldwide, andExpand
Intraguild Predation among the Hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus de Geer (Diptera: Syrphidae) and Other Aphidophagous Predators
Abstract Aphidophagous predators compete for the same prey species. During their foraging activity they frequently encounter heterospecific aphid predators. These situations can lead to intraguildExpand
Ceratothripoides claratris, a New Vector of a Capsicum chlorosis virus Isolate Infecting Tomato in Thailand.
ABSTRACT Ceratothripoides claratris, the predominant thrips species on tomato in Thailand, was tested for vector competence and efficiency to transmit Capsicum chlorosis virus (CaCV) (isolate AIT) toExpand
Prey finding by larvae and adult females of Episyrphus balteatus
The prey‐location behaviour of larvae of Episyrphus balteatus DeG. (Dipt.: Syrphidae) was investigated in two different experimental set‐ups. First instar larvae exhibited directed search over shortExpand
The edaphic phase in the ontogenesis of Frankliniella occidentalis and comparison of Hypoaspis miles and Hypoaspis aculeifer as predators of soil-dwelling thrips stages
Abstract The life cycle of the western flower thrips (WFT), Frankliniella occidentalis Pergande (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), comprises an edaphic phase, which offers the opportunity to control thisExpand
Relationship between Management Practices, Fungal Infection and Aflatoxin for Stored Maize in Benin
This study relates preharvest and harvest practises to postharvest quality of maize in Benin, West Africa. Fungal infection and aflatoxin levels were evaluated in 300 farmers' stores in fourExpand
Predation capacity of two predatory laelapid mites on soil‐dwelling thrips stages
The life cycle of the Western Flower Thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), one of the most important glasshouse pests, includes a soil passage composed of threeExpand
Effectiveness of different species/strains of entomopathogenic nematodes for control of western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) at various concentrations, host densities, and temperatures
Abstract Entomopathogenic nematode (EPN) species/strains (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae) were tested at a concentration of 200 infective juveniles (IJs) per cm 2 against mixedExpand
Influence of tomato spotted wilt virus on performance and behaviour of western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis)
The general principles in pathogen transmission by insects involve a complex and specific interplay, in this case between thrips, tospovirus and their shared host plant, which has led to outbreaks ofExpand