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A novel host shift and invaded range of a seed predator, Acanthoscelides macrophthalmus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae), of an invasive weed, Leucaena leucocephala
An endophagous seed predator, Acanthoscelides macrophthalmus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae), utilizes Neotropical Leucaena (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae). One of its hosts, Leucaena leucocephala, isExpand
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Potential impact of climate change on parasitism efficiency of egg parasitoids: A meta-analysis of Trichogramma under variable climate conditions
Abstract Extreme weather-related events are occurring more frequently in the world’s most productive crop growing regions, potentially affecting control of lepidopteran pests by egg parasitoids.Expand
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Taiwanese Trichogramma of Asian Corn Borer: Morphology, ITS-2 rDNA Characterization, and Natural Wolbachia Infection
Egg parasitoids of the genus Trichogramma are natural enemies of many lepidopteran borers in agricultural areas around the world. It is important to identify the correct species and ideally focus onExpand
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Trichogramma parasitoids for control of Lepidopteran borers in Taiwan: species, life‐history traits and Wolbachia infections
Trichogramma, polyphagous endoparasitoids of lepidopteran eggs, are used against a variety of crop pests throughout the world including those of sugar cane and corn in south‐eastern Asia. TheirExpand
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Description and Differentiation of the Four Larval Instars of Acanthoscelides macrophthalmus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae)
ABSTRACT Bionomic data usually hold the key for understanding the life history of the target insect species. Here, we provide morphological characteristics of different larval instars ofExpand
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Assessing the current and future biological control potential of Trichogramma ostriniae on its hosts Ostrinia furnacalis and Ostrinia nubilalis.
BACKGROUND Understanding interactions between biocontrol agents and their pest hosts under climate change should assist implementation of biocontrol strategies, by identifying appropriate biocontrolExpand
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Effects of temperature and adult nutrition on the development of Acanthoscelides macrophthalmus, a natural enemy of an invasive tree, Leucaena leucocephala.
Abstract Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit (Fabales: Fabaceae; leucaena) is an exceptionally invasive weed in South-East Asia (due to its long flowering period and excessive seed output) causingExpand
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Evidence for Common Horizontal Transmission of Wolbachia among Ants and Ant Crickets: Kleptoparasitism Added to the List
While Wolbachia, an intracellular bacterial symbiont, is primarily transmitted maternally in arthropods, horizontal transmission between species has been commonly documented. We examinedExpand
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Insecticidal Activity of Photorhabdus luminescens 0805-P2R Against Plutella xylostella
Photorhabdus luminescens is an entomopathogenic rod-shaped bacterium infected with insect nematodes of the Heterorhabditidae family. It kills insects through the secretion of high molecular weightExpand
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