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Spatial distribution of some beetles infesting a feed mill with spatio-temporal dynamics of Oryzaephilus surinamensis, Tribolium castaneum and Tribolium confusum
Comparison of the spatio-temporal dynamics of these pests showed a segregation of populations, in both time and space, and a strong interaction among species is suggested. Expand
Ultrasound production in the courtship behaviour of Ephestia cautella (Walk.), E. kuehniella Z. and Plodia interpunctella (Hb.) (Lepidoptera : Pyralidae)
Abstract Ultrasonic emission in the mating behaviour of three species of Lepidoptera: Pyralidae, Ephestia cautella (Walk.), E. kuehniella Z. and Plodia interpunctella (Hb.), is reported. SoundsExpand
Behavioural responses of Oryzaephilus surinamensis, Tribolium castaneum and Tribolium confusum to naturally and artificially damaged durum wheat kernels
The results indicate that the attraction of secondary pests is facilitated by broken grain kernels, which resulted from either mechanical damage during harvesting and/or binning procedures, or the feeding activity of primary insect pests. Expand
Geostatistical characterization of the spatial distribution of Grapholita molesta and Anarsia lineatella males in an agricultural landscape
The main ‘hot spot’ for both lepidopterous pests was in a stone fruit orchard in the northern zone of the study area; other infested areas were in stone orchards and, in the case of A. lineatella, the river seems to act as a barrier rather than an ecological corridor. Expand
Geostatistical Tools for the Study of Insect Spatial Distribution: Practical Implications in the Integrated Management of Orchard and Vineyard Pests
The utility of geostatistical tools is illustrated with examples taken from field studies, with attention to the analysis of spatial patterns, monitoring schemes, use of traps, scale issues, precision targeting, and risk assessment maps. Expand
Spatial analysis of Lobesia botrana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) male population in a mediterranean agricultural landscape in central Italy.
The results showed that a large proportion of the adult population of L. botrana inhabits areas outside those usually targeted by pest management programs, and it is highly recommended to consider the whole landscape, with particular attention to olive crops. Expand
On the possibility of mass‐trapping Synanthedon myopaeformis Bkh. (Lep., Sesiidae) 1
The possibility of controlling of Synanthedon myopaeformis Bkh. by mass‐trapping operations was investigated in Northern Italy from 1986 to 1991. In the experiments the effectiveness of 6 kinds ofExpand
Influence of pheromone and food attractants on trapping of Sitophilus oryzae (L.) (Col., Curculionidae): a new trap
A strong synergistic effect between the pheromone added with cracked corn or rice kernels or corn germ oil was demonstrated and rice weevils were successfully lured out of a food source when cracked corn and (4S‐5R)‐sitophinone were present in the traps. Expand
Control of Ephestia kuehniella Zeller by mass‐trapping 1
The experiments reported indicate that Ephestia kuehniella Zeller infestation in flour‐mills can be controlled by mass‐trapping program of funnel‐traps baited with 2 mg of (Z, E)‐9,12‐tetra‐decadenylExpand
Monitoring of stored tobacco insect pests by means of pheromones: the case ofEphestia elutella (Hübner) andLasioderma serricorne Fabricius in South Europe
In Italy four commercial pheromone dispensers effective in trapping Lasioderma serricorne Fabricius have been compared and the results pointed out highly significant differences of the efficacy of the four different dispensers tested. Expand