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Invasion biology of thrips.
Thrips are among the stealthiest of insect invaders due to their small size and cryptic habits. Many invasive thrips are notorious for causing extensive crop damage, vectoring viral diseases, andExpand
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Control of Pests and Weeds by Natural Enemies: An Introduction to Biological Control
Control of pests and weeds by natural enemies: an introduction to biological control , Control of pests and weeds by natural enemies: an introduction to biological control , مرکز فناوری اطلاعات وExpand
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Biology and use of the whitefly parasitoid Encarsia formosa.
Encarsia formosa is a parasitoid used worldwide for the biological control of whiteflies on vegetables and ornamental plants grown in greenhouses. Because of outstanding success in controllingExpand
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Restoring Balance: Using Exotic Species to Control Invasive Exotic Species
Invasive species threaten natural habitats worldwide, and active human management is required to prevent invasion, contain spread, or remediate ecosystems following habitat degradation. One powerfulExpand
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The potential adventive geographic range of glassy-winged sharpshooter, Homalodisca coagulata and the grape pathogen Xylella fastidiosa: implications for California and other grape growing regions of
Abstract The invasion risk posed by the xylem feeding hemipteran, Homalodisca coagulata (native to the southeast USA and northeast Mexico, and a recent invader of California (USA) and Tahiti) and aExpand
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The Lesser of Two Weevils: Molecular-Genetics of Pest Palm Weevil Populations Confirm Rhynchophorus vulneratus (Panzer 1798) as a Valid Species Distinct from R. ferrugineus (Olivier 1790), and Reveal
The red palm weevil (RPW) is a major pest of palms. It is native to southeast Asia and Melanesia, but in recent decades has vastly expanded its range as the result of multiple accidentalExpand
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Molecular Identification Key for Pest Species of Scirtothrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)
Abstract Effective plant quarantine and biological control initiatives require rapid and accurate identification of exotic and potentially invasive taxa that may cause high economic losses orExpand
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The effect of resource provisioning and sugar composition of foods on longevity of three Gonatocerus spp., egg parasitoids of Homalodisca vitripennis
The eVect of dietary supplements on the longevity of male and female Gonatocerus ashmeadi, G. triguttatus and G. fasciatus (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae), was determined in the laboratory. TreatmentsExpand
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Nuclear-Mitochondrial Barcoding Exposes the Global Pest Western Flower Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) as Two Sympatric Cryptic Species in Its Native California
ABSTRACT Over the past three decades, Western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), has become a major worldwide pest of many agricultural andExpand
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