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Interactions among Scolytid bark beetles, their associated fungi, and live host conifers.
Scolytid bark beetles that colonize living conifers are frequently associated with specific fungi that are carried in specialized structures or on the body surface. These fungi are introduced intoExpand
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A New Huanglongbing Species, “Candidatus Liberibacter psyllaurous,” Found To Infect Tomato and Potato, Is Vectored by the Psyllid Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc)
ABSTRACT A new huanglongbing (HLB) “Candidatus Liberibacter” species is genetically characterized, and the bacterium is designated “Candidatus Liberibacter psyllaurous.” This bacterium infects theExpand
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Effects of Mycangial Fungi and Host Tree Species on Progeny Survival and Emergence of Dendroctonus ponderosae (Coleoptera: Scolytidae)
Dendroctonus jeffreyi Hopkins and its sibling species, D. ponderosae Hopkins, are bark beetles associated with symbiotic fungi disseminated in maxillary mycangia. Although both D. jeffreyi and D.Expand
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Native and exotic pests of eucalyptus: a worldwide perspective.
Eucalyptus species, native to Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and New Guinea, are the most widely planted hardwood timber species in the world. The trees, moved around the globe as seeds,Expand
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Western Flower Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) Resistance to Insecticides in Coastal California Greenhouses
Field populations of western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande), showed high levels of resistance in laboratory tests to four classes of insecticides Commonly used for insectExpand
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It’s the first bites that count: Survival of first‐instar monarchs on milkweeds
Mortality of first instars is generally very high, but variable, and is caused by many factors, including physical and chemical plant characters, weather and natural enemies. Here, a summary ofExpand
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Frequency of Secondary Symbiont Infection in an Invasive Psyllid Relates to Parasitism Pressure on a Geographic Scale in California
ABSTRACT Two endosymbionts, an obligate primary symbiont and a facultative secondary symbiont, are harbored within the invasive red gum (eucalyptus) lerp psyllid, Glycaspis brimblecombei, inExpand
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Insects and Diseases of Mediterranean Forest Systems
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Screen hole size and barriers for exclusion of insect pests of glasshouse crops.
Laboratory trials were conducted to determine the effectiveness of screens as barriers to five major greenhouse pests. Four screen types with a range of hole sizes were tested: high density polyeth...
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Body size influences mating success of the Eucalyptus longhorned borer (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Both sexes of adultPhoracantha semipunctata F. (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) congregate on stressedEucalyptus that are the larval hosts. In a field study, 721 adultP. semipunctata captured on host treesExpand
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