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The response of resistant kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis) to armoured scale insect (Diaspididae) feeding
The responses of five experimental genotypes and one commercial variety of kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis) to attack by two polyphagous, congeneric armoured scale insect pests (Hemiberlesia rapax andExpand
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Predicting armoured scale insect (Homoptera: Diaspididae) phenology on kiwifruit (Actinidia sp.)
Abstract Five years of greedy scale (Hemiberlesia rapax) phenology data from a kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa ’Hayward') orchard in Whangarei, New Zealand have been used to develop and partiallyExpand
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Evaluation of selected entomopathogenic fungi and bio-insecticides against Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera).
Entomopathogenic fungi could provide feasible pest management options for control of Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc) (Hemiptera: Triozidae), an important pest of solanaceous crops in New Zealand. InExpand
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Transcriptome Analysis of Kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis) Bark in Response to Armoured Scale Insect (Hemiberlesia lataniae) Feeding
The kiwifruit cultivar Actinidia chinensis ‘Hort16A’ is resistant to the polyphagous armoured scale insect pest Hemiberlesia lataniae (Hemiptera: Diaspididae). A cDNA microarray consisting of 17,512Expand
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A TECHNIQUE FOR MEASURING GROWTH RATE AND SURVIVAL OF ARMOURED SCALE INSECTS
A method for measuring the size and growth rate of armoured scale insects using digital image analysis is described. It was used in a preliminary experiment that demonstrated between-plantExpand
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Process of infection of armored scale insects (Diaspididae) by an entomopathogenic Cosmospora sp.
Several species in the fungal genus Cosmospora (synonym Nectria) (anamorph Fusarium) are specialist entomopathogens of armored scale insects (Diaspididae), known to cause periodic epizootics in hostExpand
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DNA Diagnostics of Three Armored Scale Species on Kiwifruit in New Zealand
Abstract Three species of armored scale (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) are found on kiwifruit (Actinidia spp.) in New Zealand orchards: latania scale, Hemiberlesia lataniae (Signoret); greedy scale,Expand
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Diaspidid (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) size plasticity as an adaptive life history trait
The size and fecundity of Hemiberlesia lataniae (Signoret) (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) on partially resistant and susceptible kiwifruit (Actinidia spp.) varieties was measured. The size ratio of matureExpand
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Settlement of armoured scale insects on fruit of commercial Actinidia spp.
The proportion of greedy (Hemiberlesia rapax) and latania (H. lataniae) scale insect crawlers (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) that settled on fruit of commercial kiwifruit cultivars Actinidia arguta cv.Expand
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