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Age-specific functional response of Psyllaephagus zdeneki (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), parasitoid of Euphyllura pakistanica (Hemiptera: Psyllidae)
Evaluating the age-specific functional response of Psyllaephagus zdeneki Noyes & Fallahzadeh at different nymph densities of olive psyllid, Euphyllura pakistanica Loginova concluded that P. zdenki demonstrated a reasonable performance as a potential biocontrol agent by feeding and parasitism of E. pakistaniica which gained its maximum efficiency within 2 to 5 days of its life.
Identification of yeast and yeast-like symbionts associated with Hishimonus phycitis (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), the insect vector of lime witches' broom Phytoplasma.
Investigation of yeast-like symbionts housed in H. phycitis in insects collected from 13 districts of citrus orchards distributed in southern Iran substantiate the association of these two endosymbiotic microbiota with H. Phycritis and Candida pimensis and suggest their ecological interactions.
Effects of Thyme and Rosemary essential oils on population growth parameters of Macrosiphum rosae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on cut flower rose
The results revealed that the essential oils of rosemary and thyme used in this research had a significant difference on population parameters of rose aphid.
Date package and storage conditions play a key role in controlling Plodia interpunctella and Oryzaephilus surinamensis and preserving date quality
The results showed that Indian meal moth Plodia interpunctella (Hübner) and sawtoothed grain beetle Oryzaephilus surinamensis (L.) are the most important storage pests with 87.5 and 12.5% contamination, respectively.