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Whiteflies: Biology, Ecology, and Management
Abstract In tomato production, both open field and greenhouse, management of whiteflies and the viruses they transmit ranks among the highest priorities of growers. Largely driven by the damage ofExpand
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Two new species of Ooencyrtus (Hymenoptera, Encyrtidae), egg parasitoids of the bagrada bug Bagrada hilaris (Hemiptera, Pentatomidae), with taxonomic notes on Ooencyrtus telenomicida
In support of a biological control program in California, USA, against the bagrada bug, Bagrada hilaris (Burmeister) (Hemiptera, Pentatomidae), an invasive pest of Asian origin, colonies of twoExpand
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Single-Target and Multiplex Discrimination of Whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Bemisia tabaci and Trialeurodes vaporariorum With Modified Priming Oligonucleotide Thermodynamics
Abstract The whitefly species Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) and Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Westwood) are worldwide agricultural pests and virus vectors. Bemisia tabaci, in particular, is oftenExpand
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Untangling the Anagyrus pseudococci species complex (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), parasitoids of worldwide importance for biological control of mealybugs (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae): Genetic data
Abstract Endoparasitoid wasps in the genus Anagyrus Howard (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) are commonly used in the biological control of mealybugs (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) worldwide. During a recentExpand
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Reduced Susceptibility of Homalodisca vitripennis (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) to Commonly Applied Insecticides
Abstract Pest management for the glassy-winged sharpshooter, Homalodisca vitripennis Germar (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), in Kern County, California relies on the application of insecticides. TheseExpand
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Detection of the Red-Streaked Leafhopper, Balclutha rubrostriata (Melichor) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), on an Invasive Grass Species in Oklahoma
Abstract. The invasive red-streaked leafhopper, Balclutha rubrostriata (Melichar) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), was previously reported in Central Texas and Louisiana. Collected primarily on theExpand
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Debugging: Strategies and Considerations for Efficient RNAi-Mediated Control of the Whitefly Bemisia tabaci
Simple Summary The whitefly Bemisia tabaci is a crop pest insect that is difficult to control through commercially available methods. Technology that inhibits gene expression is a promising avenueExpand
On the origin of Anagyrus callidus (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), a parasitoid of pink hibiscus mealybug Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae).
Anagyrus callidus Triapitsyn, Andreason Perring (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), recently described from southern California, USA and Mexico, is a primary parasitoid of the pink hibiscus mealybug,Expand
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Large-Scale Seedling Grow-Out Experiments Do Not Support Seed Transmission of Sweet Potato Leaf Curl Virus in Sweet Potato.
Sweet potato leaf curl virus (SPLCV) threatens global sweet potato production. SPLCV is transmitted by Bemisia tabaci or via infected vegetative planting materials; however, SPLCV was suggested to beExpand