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Impacts of Argentine ants on mealybugs and their natural enemies in California’s coastal vineyards
Abstract 1. The Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, tends honeydew‐excreting homopterans and can disrupt the activity of their natural enemies. This mutualism is often cited for increases inExpand
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Effects of liquid insecticide baits on Argentine ants in California's coastal vineyards
Abstract Liquid ant baits were evaluated for control of Argentine ants, Linepithema humile (Mayr), and associated mealybug pests ( Pseudococcus species) in commercial vineyards. In all trials, liquidExpand
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Sequestration of aristolochic acids by the pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor (L.): evidence and ecological implications
Summary. It has long been assumed that the North American pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor (L.) (Papilionidae, Troidini), is protected from natural enemies by aristolochic acids sequestered fromExpand
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Crop domestication relaxes both top-down and bottom-up effects on a specialist herbivore
Abstract Domestication of crop plants selects for numerous traits that often distinguish them dramatically from their wild progenitors. In some cases, these modifications lead to increased herbivory,Expand
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The biology of Psyllaephagus bliteus Riek (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), a parasitoid of the red gum lerp psyllid (Hemiptera: Psylloidea)
Abstract The red gum lerp psyllid, Glycaspis brimblecombei Moore (Hemiptera: Psylloidea), is native to Australia, where it feeds upon Eucalyptus species. It first appeared near Los Angeles,Expand
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Chemical defence of Battus philenor larvae against attack by the parasitoid Trogus pennator
Abstract 1. Parasitoids in the genus Trogus (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) attack the larvae of swallowtail butterflies (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae). Only two of the three major tribes of the subfamilyExpand
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Diachasmimorpha longicaudata and D. kraussii (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), potential parasitoids of the olive fruit fly
Abstract The olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae (Tephritidae), is a significant threat to California's olive industry. As part of a classical biological control program started in 2002, theExpand
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Testing Baits to Control Argentine Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Vineyards
Abstract Liquid baits were evaluated for control of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), and associated mealybug and soft scale pests in California vineyards. InExpand
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Mortality of olive fruit fly pupae in California
Abstract Efforts to control the olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae (Diptera: Tephritidae), in California have focused on insecticidal baits and biological control by parasitoids, which primarilyExpand
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Philornis downsi ( Diptera : Muscidae ) , an Avian Nest Parasite Invasive to the Galápagos Islands , in Mainland Ecuador
Philornis downsi (Dodge and Aitken) is a bird-parasitic muscid fly native to mainland South America that recently invaded the Galápagos Islands where it is parasitizing Darwin’s finches and otherExpand
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