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A survey of insect parasitic nematodes in Northern Ireland
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A survey of insect parasitic nematodes was carried out in Northern Ireland between November 1986 and June 1987 and the rate of recovery declined from February onwards. Expand
Economically Important Leatherjackets of Grassland and Cereals: Biology, Impact and Control
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Determination of those fields requiring applications in advance of the damage remains the major problem, especially in grassland and winter cereals, to be resolved for the management of leatherjacket pests. Expand
Differential responses of three Agriotes click beetle species to pheromone traps
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This hypothesis that adult male click beetles show differential responses to species specific pheromone traps was tested using mark–release–recapture methods to estimate the maximum sampling range and the effective sampling area of traps for three species. Expand
Biology, ecology, and control of elaterid beetles in agricultural land.
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Wireworms, the larvae of click beetles (Coleoptera: Elateridae), have had a centuries-long role as major soil insect pests worldwide, and efforts to obtain comparable knowledge on other economically important elaterids are crucial for generation of multifaceted control strategies. Expand
Tracking the flow of bacterially derived 13C and 15N through soil faunal feeding channels.
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Using an enriched bacterium to track the trophic transfer between organisms within the soil food web is a novel way of empirically showing that interactions are occurring, which normally cannot be seen. Expand
Studies on Artioposthia triangulata (Dendy) (Tricladida: Terricola), a predator of earthworms
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It was concluded that formalin sampling provided a good estimate of the population density and A. triangulata is a severe threat to the earthworm populations of Northern Ireland. Expand
Divergence of feeding channels within the soil food web determined by ecosystem type
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Overall, this work concludes that plant type can act as a top-down driver of community functioning and that differing land management can impact on the whole SFW. Expand
The molecular identification and genetic diversity of economically important wireworm species (Coleoptera: Elateridae) in Canada
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This work uses interspecific variation in mitochondrial 16S rRNA as a robust method of identification, considers the intra- and interspecific genetic variation of some important Canadian wireworm pests and assess the genetic structure and isolation by distance for a re-emerging major pest species, Hypnoidus bicolor Eschscholtz. Expand
Estimating insect population density from trap counts
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This paper uses individual-based modelling to reproduce trap catch patterns and considers a ‘mean-field’ diffusion model, which is capable of revealing the generic relationship between trap catches and population density. Expand
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