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An airflow olfactometer for measuring olfactory responses of hymenopterous parasitoids and other small insects
ABSTRACT. A new type of airflow olfactometer is described, and results given of experiments using it to measure behavioural olfactory responses of hymenopterous parasitoids. Compared with Y‐tube… Expand
Biological traits and predation capacity of four Orius species on two prey species
Laboratory trials were carried out in order to determine biological traits and predation activity of four Orius species the paleartic Orius majusculus (Reuter), O. laevigatus (Fieber) and O. niger… Expand
Do new Access and Benefit Sharing procedures under the Convention on Biological Diversity threaten the future of biological control?
Under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) countries have sovereign rights over their genetic resources. Agreements governing the access to these resources and the sharing of the benefits… Expand
The role of pre- and post- alighting detection mechanisms in the responses to patch size by specialist herbivores
Experimental data on the relationship between plant patch size and population density of herbivores within fields often deviates from predictions of the theory of island biogeography and the resource… Expand
Biological and Integrated Pest control in Greenhouses
The total world area covered by greenhouses is very small (approximately 150,000 ha; Table 1), yet developments in biological pest control in this cropping system have been significant and are of… Expand
Electrical recording and ultrastructure of stylet penetration by the greenhouse whitefly
Earlier studies have indicated that interior (physical and/or chemical) properties of a plant may be responsible for feeding‐site selection by the greenhouse whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum… Expand
The parasite‐host relationship between Encarsia formosa Gahan (Hymenoptera, Aphelinidae) and Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Westwood) (Homoptera, Aleyrodidae)
During feeding‐site selection on a tomato plant, adult greenhouse whiteflies, Trialeurodes vaporariorum, do not distinguish between leaves of different age from a distance.
Variations in parasitoid foraging behavior : essential element of a sound biological control theory
Intraspecific intrinsic variation in foraging behavior is a common but often overlooked feature of parasitoids. These variations result from adaptations to the variety of foraging circumstances… Expand
"Protected Biological Control" - Biological pest management in the greenhouse industry.
This paper briefly describes the foundations and characteristics of biological control in protected cropping and what drivers are behind adoption of this management system within this industry.… Expand
Life-history parameters of Encarsia formosa, Eretmocerus eremicus and E. mundus, aphelinid parasitoids of Bemisia argentifolii (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)
Life-history parameters (juvenile development time, adult longevity, host instar preference and rate of parasitism) of four parasitoids of Bemisia argentifolii (two strains of Encarsia formosa (D and… Expand