Yonatan Maoz

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The presence of three symbiotic fungi: Fusarium euwallaceae, Graphium euwallaceae and Acremonium pembeum was detected in the larvae and adult beetles of Euwallacea nr. fornicatus (Coleoptera: Scolytinae) and from the brood galleries of four tree species. Isolations from female beetle mandibular mycangia recovered mainly G. euwallaceae and A. pembeum during(More)
The citrus rust mite (CRM), Phyllocoptruta oleivora (Acari: Eriophyidae) is a cosmopolitan key pest of citrus, inflicting severe economic damage if not controlled. In Israel, CRM damages all citrus cultivars. International regulation and increasing control failures of CRM led growers to seek sustainable biological control solutions such as acarine(More)
BACKGROUND Antagonistic interactions among predators with shared prey are thought to hamper their ability to suppress herbivores. Our aim was to quantify intraguild interactions in omnivorous predatory mite assemblages in the presence of pollen, and assess their effect on pest populations. We focused on the following naturally occurring phytoseiid species(More)
The polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB), Euwallacea nr. fornicatus (Coleoptera; Scolytinae) has become a serious threat to the avocado industry and several shade tree species in Israel. Branch wilting and tree mortality is the outcome of PSHB galleries. Understanding the relationship between avocado trees and the PSHB is required for considering management(More)
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