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Cold hardiness of the biological control agent, Agasicles hygrophila, and implications for its potential distribution
Based on adult cold tolerance, the distribution of A. hygrophila in China is unlikely to extend beyond areas that experience temperatures at or below −8 °C, and the flea beetles will probably overwinter successfully only in areas where the annual minimum air temperature remains above 6.7 ° C. Expand
Phototaxis of Grapholitha molesta (Lepidoptera: Olethreutidae) to Different Light Sources
This study tested the preference of G. molesta for the following light sources: monochromatic light produced from light-emitting diodes (LEDs) (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, and white), specific wavelengths of light produced by filters (405, 450, 480, 512, 540, 576, and 610 nm), and polychromatic lightproduced by different numbers of green,blue, and violet LEDs. Expand
Inoculative releases of Trichogramma dendrolimi for suppressing the oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta) in peach orchard in China
The inoculative release of T. dendrolimi is an effective and safe approach to inhibiting OFM population and releasing the wasps at a distance of 15 m is strongly recommended in practice. Expand
Morphological differences of the reproductive system could be used to predict the optimum Grapholita molesta (Busck) control period
There were obvious differences in the morphology of the corpus bursa and the heavy muscular area of the ductus ejaculatorius simplex before and after mating, and these differences could be used to increase the accuracy in predicting the optimum OFM control period. Expand
SMRT sequencing of full-length transcriptome of flea beetle Agasicles hygrophila (Selman and Vogt)
  • D. Jia, Yuanxin Wang, +4 authors R. Ma
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Scientific Reports
  • 2 February 2018
This study was aimed at generating the full-length transcriptome of flea beetle Agasicles hygrophila using single-molecule real-time (SMRT) sequencing and may facilitate further exploration of the genetic data of A. hyGrophila and uncover the interactions between this insect and the ecosystem. Expand
Sex-Pheromone-Mediated Mating Disruption Technology for the Oriental Fruit Moth, Grapholita molesta (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae): Overview and Prospects
A new formulation, paraffin wax, which maximizes competition between point sources of synthetic pheromone and feral females for males, was shown to have high disruption performance and further study and development are advisable. Expand
Transcriptome Analysis and Identification of Major Detoxification Gene Families and Insecticide Targets in Grapholita Molesta (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)
The comprehensive transcriptome data set has permitted us to identify members of important gene families related to detoxification in G. molesta, including 77 unigenes of putative cytochrome P450s, 28 of glutathione S-transferases, 46 of Carboxylesterases, and 31 of insecticide targets. Expand
Effects of trap height, location, and spacing on pheromone-baited trap catch efficacy for oriental fruit moths (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in a peach orchard
The effects of trap height, trap location, and inter-trap spacing on trap catches in a conventional peach orchard provides an efficient trap distribution for monitoring G. molesta in peach orchards. Expand
Demography of Cacopsylla chinensis (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) Reared on Four Cultivars of Pyrus bretschneideri (Rosales: Rosaceae) and P. communis Pears With Estimations of Confidence Intervals of
Results indicated that C. chinensis can successfully develop and reproduce on all four pear cultivars, however, based on the lower preadult survival rate, longer preadult duration, longer total preoviposition period (TPOP), and lower fecundity that occurred on both cultivars of P. communis, these two cultivars are less favorable hosts for C.chinensis. Expand
Performance of the biological control agent flea beetle Agasicles hygrophila (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), on two plant species Alternanthera philoxeroides (alligatorweed) and A. sessilis (joyweed).
Agasicles hygrophila has limited effects on the non-target A. sessilis and is considered safe to the ecosystem and would provide a marginally suitable host for A. hyGrophila in regions where the two species intermingle. Expand