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Influence of diet and photoperiod on development and reproduction of European populations of Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)
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A greater nutritional plasticity of the non-melanic morphs which may offer them a competitive advantage that may in part explain the predominance of non-Melanic Morphs in newly colonized areas is indicated. Expand
Pollen as an alternative food for Harmonia axyridis
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The exploitation of pollen and other plant foods at times when insect prey is scarce, may offer a further competitive advantage to the non-indigenous coccinellid H. axyridis over native European predatory lady beetles that share the same niche and are less capable of using pollen as an alternative food. Expand
Moisture Source and Diet affect Development and Reproduction of Orius thripoborus and Orius naivashae, two Predatory Anthocorids from Southern Africa
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Developing eggs of the flour moth Ephestia kuehniella with a green bean pod as a moisture source yielded better nymphal survival and faster development, as compared with free water encapsulated in Parafilm, suggesting that the predators may extract extra nutrients from the bean pod. Expand
Occurrence, ecology and potential impact of the New Zealand wheat bug Nysius huttoni White (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae) in Belgium
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Several observations support N. huttoni not being a threat for agricultural crops in Belgium under the present conditions of climate and soil usage. Expand
Thermal Biology of the Predatory Bugs Orius thripoborus and O. naivashae (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae)
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The observations suggest that O. thripoborus is adapted to a slightly cooler temperature range as compared with O. naivashae, and the complementarity of both predators in terms of their temperature adaptation opens possibilities for their use in biological control programs at different times of the season. Expand
Diapause and winter survival of two Orius species from southern Africa
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The findings indicate that O. naivashae is less cold tolerant and has a higher diapause incidence compared with O. thripoborus, and the latter species may have better potential for use in biological control programmes in the cooler regions of southern Africa or elsewhere. Expand
Influence of dose rate on fast neutron OER and biological effectiveness determined for growth inhibition in Vicia faba.
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The influence of dose rate on the effectiveness of a neutron irradiation was investigated using growth inhibition in Vicia faba bean roots as biological system, with results indicating rather small OER reductions within the statistical fluctuations. Expand
Eggs of Ephestia kuehniella and Ceratitis capitata, and motile stages of the astigmatid mites Tyrophagus putrescentiae and Carpoglyphus lactis as factitious foods for Orius spp.
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Processed medfly eggs can be a suitable and cheaper alternative to E. kuehniella eggs for prolonged rearing of these Orius spp. Expand
Predation capacity, development and reproduction of the southern African flower bugs Orius thripoborus and Orius naivashae (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) on various prey
Abstract The little-studied species Orius thripoborus (Hesse) and Orius naivashae (Poppius) (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) have potential as biological control agents of thrips pests in southern Africa,Expand
Supplementation of an Artificial Medium for the Parasitoid Exorista larvarum (Diptera: Tachnidae) With Hemolymph of Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) or Antheraea pernyi (Lepidoptera:
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The results indicate that the in vitro development of E. larvarum improved when the basic artificial medium was enriched with H. illucens hemolymph, whereas the supplementation with A. pernyi hemoly mph negatively affected the quality of theIn vitro-reared females. Expand
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