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Effect of rainfall on a population of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae)
The present study was carried out under artificial rainfall conditions to determine the details of rainfall effect on a DBM population on cabbage. Although most DBM eggs laid on the upper leafExpand
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Dispersal of adult Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Homoptera: Psyllidae), the vector of citrus greening disease, in artificial release experiments
Artificial release of marked adult Diaphorina citri, the insect vector of citrus greening disease, was performed in July 2007 (10,000 adults released, experiment 1) and October 2008 (1,000 adultsExpand
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Population density of Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) and its parasitoid Cotesia plutellae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) on two varieties of cabbage in an urban environment
Population density of Plutella xylostella on two cabbage varieties (Kinkei 201 and Shinsei) in an urban environment created different pest loads. A maximum larval density of 9.3 larvae per plant wasExpand
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Effects of agrochemicals on life-history parameters of Aphidius gifuensis Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)
The contact and ingestion toxicities of selected agrochemicals applied at the standard field rate against adult females and pupae in host mummies of a native parasitoid Aphidius gifuensis wereExpand
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Improving the culturability of freshwater bacteria using FW70, a low-nutrient solid medium amended with sodium pyruvate.
Bacterial culture based on the use of plate media is an effective method for investigating bacterial populations in the environment. To improve the culturability of bacteria from freshwater lakes, weExpand
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IgA pemphigus occurring in a 1-month-old infant.
An 11-month-old girl had recurrent pruritic vesiculopustular lesions involving the trunk, extremities, and scalp since the age of 1-month. Histopathologic examination revealed an intraepidermal bullaExpand
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Effect of temperature on the development and reproduction of the sugarcane white leaf insect vector, Matsumuratettix hiroglyphicus (Matsumura) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)
Abstract The biological and life-history parameters of the leafhopper, Matsumuratettix hiroglyphicus (Matsumura), a vector of sugarcane white leaf phytoplasma, were studied on sugarcane host plants,Expand
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Dispersal of the leafhoppers Matsumuratettix hiroglyphicus and Yamatotettix flavovittatus (Homoptera: Cicadellidae), vectors of sugarcane white leaf disease
Sugarcane white leaf disease is a serious problem in many Asian Countries. The leafhoppers Matsumuratettix hiroglyphicus (Matsumura) and Yamatotettix flavovittatus Matsumura are the main vectors ofExpand
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Color and Height Influence the Effectiveness of an Artificial Feeding Site for a Larval Endoparasitoid, Cotesia Vestalis (Haliday) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)
An effective means of supplying food to Cotesia vestalis, the larval endoparasitoid of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella, was examined in a laboratory and an experimental small greenhouse.Expand
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Bursaphelenchus sakishimanus n. sp. (Tylenchomorpha: Aphelenchoididae) isolated from a stag beetle, Dorcus titanus sakishimanus Nomura (Coleoptera: Lucanidae), on Ishigaki Island, Japan
An undescribed Bursaphelenchusspecies was isolated and cultured from Dorcus titanus sakishimanuscollected during a field survey of the insect-associated nematodes in subtropical Japan. The stagExpand
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