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Biology, Identification, and History of the Light Brown Apple Moth, Epiphyas postvittana (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Archipini) in California: An Example of the Importance of Local Faunal
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Pheromone trapping efforts in California provide circumstantial evidence that LBAM arrived in California only recently, and previous surveys in California over the past 40 years, for LBAM in particular and for Lepidoptera in general, failed to detect this species.
Discovery of False Codling Moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick), in California (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)
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The false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick), is one of the most destructive pests of avocado, citrus, and cotton in Africa and this represents the first North American record outside of a port or international commercial shipment.
A Multiplex Real-Time PCR Assay to Diagnose and Separate Helicoverpa armigera and H. zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in the New World
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The first real-time PCR assay to distinguish these pests based on two hydrolysis probes that bind to a segment of the internal transcribed spacer region 2 (ITS2) amplified using a single primer pair is reported.
Molecular Identification of the Light Brown Apple Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in California Using a Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay of the Internal Transcribed Spacer 2 Locus
ABSTRACT A molecular protocol using a hemi-nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of the internal transcribed spacer region 2 (ITS2) is reported for the diagnosis of light brown apple moth,
Selenium Distribution and Speciation in the Hyperaccumulator Astragalus bisulcatus and Associated Ecological Partners1[W][OA]
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In conclusion, hyperaccumulators live in association with a variety of Se-resistant ecological partners, and among these partners, microbial endosymbionts may affect Se speciation in hyper Accumulators.
A Multiplex Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay to Diagnose Epiphyas postvittana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)
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A molecular assay for diagnosis of light brown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), in North America is reported and Spike experiments demonstrated that DNA contamination in the assay can affect samples differently.
Extreme Intraspecific Variation in Hystrichophora (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) Genitalia — Questioning the Lock-and-Key Hypothesis
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The lock-and-key hypothesis of genital evolution is evaluated using the highly variable male genitalia of two species of Hystrichophora (Tortricidae: Olethreutinae) moths and the resulting extreme levels of intraspecific variation support evolution by means of sexual selection and reject the traditional lock- and-keys hypothesis.
Patterns of Mitochondrial Haplotype Diversity in the Invasive Pest Epiphyas postvittana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)
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The data suggest it is unlikely that Hawaii and the British Isles are sources of the major E. postvittana population found throughout the rest of the state since 2006, and indicates a major split between a predominantly Western Australian clade and all other samples is suggestive of either a deep genetic divergence or a cryptic species.
Discovery of Lobesia botrana ([Denis & Schiffermüller]) in California: An Invasive Species New to North America (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)
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Tortricid larvae damaging grapes in the Napa Valley of California were identified as L. botrana, representing the first records of this species in North America, and could have a significant impact on California agriculture.
Molecular phylogeny and revised classification of Eucosma Hübner and related genera (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini)
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The first study to examine the monophyly of Eucosma and related genera using a molecular phylogenetic framework finds that the EUCosma/Pelochrista group splits into three lineages: a new genus of Pinaceae‐feeding species formerly assigned to EucOSma; and a refined concept of PelochristA that is distinguishable from Eucsma based on female genital morphology.
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