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Natural History of the Processionary Moths (Thaumetopoea spp.): New Insights in Relation to Climate Change
It is difficult to find a genus of Lepidoptera showing the high variability of life history traits observed in Thaumetopoea, but in one special case a recent switch has been detected even within one species, the pine processionary moth, indicating that the natural history traits are constantly evolving at a fast rate.
Parasitism of egg‐batches of the pine processionary moth Thaumetopoea pityocampa (Den. & Schiff.) (Lep., Thaumetopoeidae) in various regions of Bulgaria 1
147 egg‐batches of T. pityocampa were collected at different locations in Bulgaria in September‐October 1991 and March and June 1992 and the emergence of egg parasitoids were controlled almost daily and they were counted and identified.
Spectrum of Egg Parasitoids and rate of Parasitism of Egg Batches of the pine processionary Moth Thaumetopoea pityocampa (Den. & Schiff.) in the Northern Peloponnes/Greece
Investigations have been performed on egg batches of Thaumetopoea pityocampa sampled in the regions of Kalogria, Vrachneika, Fteri-Egio 300 m a.s.l., Fteri-Egio 500 m a.s.l. and Patra, all situated…
Fungal Pathogens on Some Lepidopteran Forest Pests in Bulgaria
The bioassays showed that L. dispar larvae were tolerant to mycoses caused by the tested B. bassiana isolates and M. anisopliae isolate, and Beauveria bassiana was established as a dominating species followed by Fusarium sp.
Entomophaga maimaiga – New entomopathogenic fungus in the Republic of Serbia
The higher mortality rate of the older gypsy moth larval instars was reported in the forest complexes of Belgrade and Valjevo region, in the culmination phase of the new outbreak of the gypsy moth in…
The egg parasitoids ofThaumetopoea pityocampa in the atlas Mountains near Marrakech (Morocco)
The high rate of emergence of B. servadeii in April-May is discussed in relation to the embryonic development of Thaumetopoea bonjeani (Powel) until the end of winter, as an alternative host ofB.
Studies on the egg parasitism inThaumetopoea pityocampa over a period of four years (1991–1994) at marikostino/bulgaria
The rate of parasitism was reduced by early sampling of the egg batches, and the emergence of egg parasitoids was observed daily and the Parasitoids were counted and identified.
Studies on the parasitoids of Gelechia senticetella (Stgr.) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Bulgaria
- P. Mirchev, G. Georgiev, G. Tsankov
- BiologyAnzeiger für Schädlingskunde = Journal of pest…
- 1 August 2001
Most of the parasitoid species attack the larvae of G. senticetella and kill the hosts before pupation and H. stabilis and P. tritoma were discovered as new species for the fauna of Bulgaria.
Climate Warming and Past and Present Distribution of the Processionary Moths (Thaumetopoea spp.) in Europe, Asia Minor and North Africa
Pine processionary moth, Thaumetopea pityocampa, is a model insect indicator of global warming, the northwards and upwards range expansion of this Mediterranean species being directly associated with…
Egg parasitoids of Thaumetopoea pityocampa (Den. & Schiff.) (Lep., Thaumetopoeidae) and their impact in SW Turkey
Abstract: Egg parasitoids (Hym., Chalcidoidea) and egg parasitism were studied in 132 egg batches of the pine processionary moth collected from stands of Pinus nigra Arnold and P. brutia Ten. in SW…