Biological parameters of Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on selected hosts.

  title={Biological parameters of Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on selected hosts.},
  author={Dakshina R. Seal and Waldemar Klassen and Vineet Kumar},
  journal={Environmental entomology},
  volume={39 5},
Since its establishment in Florida in 2005, Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood, a highly polyphagous species, has become an economically important pest of ornamental plants and a potentially significant pest of vegetable and fruit crops. Fruit and vegetable production in Florida is trending toward significant adoption of organic methods and use of widely dispersed small fields in rapidly urbanizing landscapes. Landscape plants may serve as refugia from which S. dorsalis recruits can disperse to nearby… CONTINUE READING

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