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Feeding and Life History of Spodoptera exigua (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on Different Host Plants
Abstract Consumption rates, development times, and life table parameters of the beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua (Hübner), were determined on five host plants: cabbage, Brassica oleracea capitata L;Expand
Life History and Life Tables of Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) on Potato Under Laboratory and Field Conditions in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas
Most of the life-table parameters of B. cockerelli were significantly lower in the field under the environmental conditions of the LRGV of Texas than in the laboratory, which could help increase the understanding of the epidemiology of the ZC diseases associated with the pathogens transmitted by this insect pest. Expand
Effects of Four Host Plants on Biology and Food Utilization of the Cutworm, Spodoptera litura
Abstract Effects of four host plants, tobacco, Chinese cabbage, cowpea and sweet potato, on larval and pupal development and survival, and longevity and fecundity of adults of Spodoptera litura (F)Expand
Effects of three aphid species (Homoptera: Aphididae) on development, survival and predation of Chrysoperla carnea (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)
The effects of three aphid species (fourth instars only), Aphis gossypii Glover; Myzus persicae (Sulzer) and Lipaphis erysimi (Kaltenbach), on immature development, survival and predation of theExpand
Roles of thermal adaptation and chemical ecology in Liriomyza distribution and control.
Understanding the thermal tolerances and chemical ecology of Liriomyza may enable researchers to predict geographic distribution and to develop novel control strategies. Expand
Metal contaminant accumulation in the hive: Consequences for whole-colony health and brood production in the honey bee (Apis mellifera L.).
By examining the honey bee as a social organism through whole-colony assessments of toxicity, the authors found that the distribution of toxicants throughout the colony varied from metal to metal, some caste members were more susceptible to certain metals, and the colony's ability to grow over time may have been reduced in the presence of Se. Expand
Effects of three neem-based insecticides on diamondback moth (lepidoptera: plutellidae)
Three commercial neem-based insecticides were evaluated for oviposition deterrence, antifeedant effect to larvae, and toxicity to eggs of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella L., in the laboratory, finding no or minimal damage on the treated cabbage leaves. Expand
Laboratory bioassays on the impact of cadmium, copper and lead on the development and survival of honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) larvae and foragers.
Overall, honeybee larvae and foragers suffered detrimental effects when they were exposed to ecologically-relevant concentrations of Cd, Cu and Pb. Expand
Life History and Life Tables of Bactericera cockerelli (Homoptera: Psyllidae) on Eggplant and Bell Pepper
The development, survivorship, and fecundity of the potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc), fed on eggplant and bell pepper were studied and it was concluded that B. cockrelli performed better on Eggplant than on bell pepper. Expand
Effects of four host plants on susceptibility of Spodoptera litura (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) larvae to five insecticides and activities of detoxification esterases.
Feeding on tobacco or with nicotine added to the diet, the larvae became more tolerant to insecticides, especially to phoxim and emamectin benzoate. Expand