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Phylogenetic analysis of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) populations from cotton plants in Pakistan, China, and Egypt
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Phylogenetic analysis indicated that the PCG-1, ECG, and B biotypes clustered into different clades even though they share the same cotton plant species as their host.
Prevalence of Wolbachia Supergroups A and B in Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) and Some of Its Natural Enemies
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A systematic survey of Wolbachia taxonomy in the sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), and in some of its natural enemies is reported, finding infections in B. tabaci are correlated with various whitefly genetic groups, host plants, and natural enemies as well as with geographical regions.
Influence of spinosad on immature and adult stages of Chrysoperla carnea (Stephens) (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)
Toxicity of spinosad to immature stages of Chrysoperla carnea (Stephens) (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) and its effect on the reproduction and survival of adult stages after direct spray and ingestion
Life history traits of Blaptostethus pallescens (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae), a candidate for use in augmentative biological control in Egypt
TLDR
Testing its thermal response at three constant temperatures showed that immature development time and adult longevity decreased with increasing temperature, and argued that 30 °C seems to be more convenient for rearing B. pallescens, as mean generation time (T) and doubling time (DT) are clearly shorter, thus more individuals could be reared per unit of time at 30  °C.
Evaluation of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema feltiae as a biological control agent of the whitefly, Bemisia tabaci
We evaluated the potential for using infective juveniles of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema feltiae to control the sweetpotato whitefly Bemisia tabaci B biotype on cucumber, hibiscus, and
Effects of temperature on development, survival, longevity, and fecundity of Serangium japonicum (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), a predator of Bemisia tabaci Gennadius (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae)
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Results indicated that the duration of the egg, larval and pupal stages were significantly affected by temperature, and valuable insight is offered on the importation and establishment of S. japonicum into new environments with diverse temperature regimes.
Functional response of the ladybird, Cydonia vicina nilotica to cowpea aphid, Aphis craccivora in the laboratory
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The functional response of Cydonia vicina nilotica Muls to six densities of Aphis craccivora Koch nymphs on broad bean was investigated in the laboratory and fit well with the type II model of Holling's disc equation.
Less is More: Treatment with BTH and Laminarin Reduces Herbivore-Induced Volatile Emissions in Maize but Increases Parasitoid Attraction
TLDR
The results support the notion that, as yet undetectable and unidentified compounds, are of major importance for parasitoid attraction, and that these attractants may be masked by some of the major compounds in the volatile blends.
Development, consumption rates and reproductive biology of Orius albidipennis reared on various prey
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Eggs of E. kuehniella were the most suitable diet for nymphs and adults of O. albidipennis and could survive and reproduce on the other prey types, which is a favourable attribute in biological control agents.
Genetic distinctions among the Mediterranean and Chinese populations of Bemisia tabaci Q biotype and their endosymbiont Wolbachia populations
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Wolbachia detection in eight representative Q biotype populations from China, Egypt and Syria indicated that all of the populations were infested with Wolbachia, and Phylogenetic analysis indicated that the evolution of the Wolbachian populations was not closely linked with the Evolution of their B. tabaci hosts.
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