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Laboratory biology of a uniparental strain of Meteorus pulchricornis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), an exotic larval parasite of the gypsy moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae)
The ovipositional response of a uniparental Korean strain of the parasite Meteorus pulchricornis (Wesmael) offered first to third instars of the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar (L.), indicated thatExpand
Parasitoids Attacking the Emerald Ash Borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in Western Pennsylvania
These parasitoid species may be complementary to current classical biological control programs against EAB in North America, which have been focusing primarily on the introduction of exotic larval and egg parasitoids from China. Expand
Effects of Ambient Temperature on Egg and Larval Development of the Invasive Emerald Ash Borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae): Implications for Laboratory Rearing
Describing the stage-specific development time and growth rate of both emerald ash borer eggs and larvae at different constant temperatures for the purpose of developing effective laboratory-rearing methods indicated faster rate of egg and larval development should be expected as temperature increases within this range. Expand
Transformation of gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) cell lines by infection with Glyptapanteles indiensis polydnavirus.
It is shown that GiPDV can infect L. dispar cell lines and that a portion of theGiPDV genome is stably maintained in infected cells, the first report of an insect viral DNA molecule that can apparently integrate into lepidopteran insect cells. Expand
Biology and Life History of Balcha indica, an Ectoparasitoid Attacking the Emerald Ash Borer, Agrilus planipennis, in North America
Results suggest that B. indica may not have more than two generations in the mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions of United States, where normal growing seasons are normally less than six months (May–October). Expand
Hymenopteran Parasitoids Attacking the Invasive Emerald Ash Borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in Western and Central Pennsylvania
Three species of the hymenopteran parasitoids were consistently recovered from EAB larvae observed in both survey sites, including two indigenous species of braconids, Spathius laflammei Provancher and Atanycolus nigropyga Shenefelt and the exotic eupelmid Balcha indica. Expand
Introduction of Exotic Parasites for Biological Control of the Birch Leafminer (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) in the Middle Atlantic States
Approximately 9,600 Lathrolestes nigricollis, 2,600 Grypocentrus albipes Ruthe, and 550 Chrysocharis nitetis (Walker) were released in the Middle Atlantic states from 1976 to 1982 in efforts to establish populations for biological control of the birch leafminer, Fenusa pusilla (Lepeletier). Expand
Quantitative expression analysis of a Glyptapanteles indiensis polydnavirus protein tyrosine phosphatase gene in its natural lepidopteran host, Lymantria dispar
expression of a newly identified Glyptapanteles indiensis polydnavirus gene encoding a putative protein tyrosine phosphatase (PDVPTP) was monitored in vivo in the parasitized host, L. dispar, and a potential role for viral PDVPTP in disruption of the host immune system and protection of the endoparasitoid egg from encapsulation was suggested. Expand
Parasitoid Guilds of Agrilus Woodborers (Coleoptera: Buprestidae): Their Diversity and Potential for Use in Biological Control
Literature studies in North America, Europe, and Asia were reviewed to identify parasitoid guilds associated with Agrilus woodborers and potential for success in biological control of emerald ash borer in the USA with North American native Parasitoids and old-association Asian parasitoids is discussed. Expand
Hole Drilling by Octopus
Octopus bimaculoides and O. bimaculatus can drill holes in the shells of their molluscan prey, through which they appear to inject a paralyzing venom.