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DNA barcoding and elucidation of cryptic aphid species (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in India.
Rapid, precise and timely identification of invasive pest insects such as aphids is important and a challenge worldwide due to their complex life cycles, parthenogenetic reproduction, sex and colourExpand
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DNA Barcoding and Elucidation of Cryptic Diversity in Thrips (Thysanoptera)
Abstract Accurate and timely identification of invasive insect pests underpins most biological endeavors ranging from biodiversity estimation to insect pest management. In this regard,Expand
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Biology of Bactrocera (Zeugodacus) tau (Walker) (Diptera: Tephritidae)
The biology of the fruit fly Bactrocera tau, an important horticultural pest, was studied under laboratory conditions at 25°C and 60–70% relative humidity on Cucurbita maxima. The duration of matingExpand
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Faunistic, ecological, biogeographical and phylogenetic aspects of Coleoptera as gall-inducers and associates in plant galls in the Orient and eastern Palearctic
Abstract Gall-inducing insects are a cosmopolitan group of herbivores. In spite of a conspicuous habit, the taxonomy of gall-inducing insects, especially in the tropical and subtropical regions ofExpand
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Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) on Leucaena leucocephala (Fabaceae): a new host record from India and a comparative study with a population from cotton
Biology, morphometrics and analyses of non-specific esterases were carried out for populations of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) collected from leucaena [Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit] in NewExpand
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A Bemisia tabaci midgut protein interacts with begomoviruses and plays a role in virus transmission
Begomoviruses are a major group of plant viruses, transmitted exclusively by Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) in a persistent circulative non‐propagative manner. The information regarding molecular andExpand
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Mouthparts and stylet penetration of the lac insect Kerria lacca (Kerr) (Hemiptera:Tachardiidae).
Hitherto less known aspects on mouthpart morphology and penetration mechanism of the lac insect Kerria lacca have been explored. Unique details of the mouthparts, i.e. morphology of labium andExpand
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DNA Barcoding and Development of Species-Specific Markers for the Identification of Tea Mosquito Bugs (Miridae: Heteroptera) in India
ABSTRACT Rapid, accurate, and timely identification of insects as a group is important and challenging worldwide, as they outnumber all other animals in number and diversity. DNA barcoding is aExpand
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