Biology, ecology, and management of the bulb mites of the genus Rhizoglyphus (Acari: Acaridae)
- A. Díaz, K. Okabe, C. Eckenrode, M. Villani, B. OConnor
- BiologyExperimental & applied acarology
- 1 February 2000
Management of bulbmites is complicated by their short generation time, high reproductive potential, broad food niche, interactions with other pests and pathogens, and unique adaptations for dispersal.
Soil Moisture Effects on Entomopathogenic Nematodes
It is demonstrated that the virulence of entomopathogenic nematodes in low moisture conditions could be restored by rehydrating the soil, and insect mortality was generally low in low-moisture, nematode-infested soils before rehydration, but increased to high levels posthydration.
Spatial ecology of the Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica
It is found that patchiness of Japanese beetle grub populations varied more between years than between fairways at a central New York golf course, and populations tended to shrink and swell around patches with perennially low density.
ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON SOIL MACROARTHROPOD BEHAVIOR IN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS
L'importance du comportement dans le controle de ces insectes est discutee.
Adaptive strategies of edaphic arthropods.
Specific areas addressed include the invasion of land by marine arthropods, the impact of morphology on arthropod mobility, osmoregulatory/respiratory systems, and defensive strategies.
Identification and synthesis of female sex pheromone of Oriental beetle,Anomala orientalis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
Flight-tunnel bioassays showed that a synthetic 90:10Z/E blend on a rubber septum was attractive and that the responses of males to this blend were equivalent toZ isomer alone, but much better than to the singleE isomer.
Emergence, Mating, and Postmating Behaviors of the Oriental Beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
Bioassays conducted in a wind tunnel that simulated a turf fairway environment showed that walking and flying were both important in the upwind response of males to females and observations of postmating behaviors suggested that mate guarding occurs.
Oriental beetles (Coleoptera : Scarabaeidae) : Current distribution in the United States and optimization of monitoring traps
Cooperators in 20 states used traps baited with (Z) -7-tetradecen-2-one to determine the current distribution of oriental beetles in the United States. New areas where beetles were found include Cape…
Use of Radiography and Tunnel Castings for Observing Mole Cricket (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae) Behavior in Soil
Tawny mole crickets avoided contact with the entomopathogenic fungi, Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) and Metarhizium anisopliae (Melchnikoff), suggesting the potential of finding biologically active compounds that inhibit soil insect movement and could be used in the management of soil insect pests.
Moisture, a Vital but Neglected Factor in the Seasonal Ecology of Insects: Hypotheses and Tests of Mechanisms
It is hypothesized that moisture influences insect life cycles via one or more of three mechanisms-as a token stimulus for diapause, modulator of developmental or reproductive rates, or behavioral cue for vital seasonal events.