Degree-day based phenological forecasting model of saddle gall midge (Haplodiplosis marginata) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) emergence
A review of the biology, ecology and control of saddle gall midge, Haplodiplosis marginata (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) with a focus on phenological forecasting
The biology and life history of the insect are described in detail and the ecological processes governing them are discussed, and a forecasting model which allows the emergence of this pest in the UK to be predicted from degree day data, and the potential application in management decisions is discussed.
Crosstalk between plant responses to pathogens and herbivores: a view from the outside in.
- Environmental ScienceJournal of experimental botany
The different approaches used by ecologists and cell biologists in this field are described and the question of how to explore the response to, and consequences, of attack by multiple enemies is addressed.
Australian Bryobia mites (Trombidiformes: Tetranychidae) form a complex of cryptic taxa with unique climatic niches and insecticide responses
- BiologyPest management science
The findings indicate that cryptic diversity is likely to complicate the formulation of management strategies for Bryobia mites, and highlights the importance of further research into this complex group of mites across the world.
Seasonal Activity and Damage Caused by Leopard Moth, Zeuzera pyrina L., in Walnut Orchards, Chaharmahal va Bakhtiari Province, Iran
Seasonal flight of the adults, larval activity, and damage caused by Leopard moth, Zeuzera pyrina L., was studied in the walnut orchards in Chaharmahal va Bakhtiari province, Iran. Pheromone baited…
Diversity of Dipterans Associated with Mushroom, Volvariella volvacea Bull ex Fr. Singer Cultivation
- BiologyCLSU International Journal of Science & Technology
The most abundant fly was Desmometopa in the eight weekly samplings done signifying that the mushroom substrate is supporting this fly population, as well as Porcenus and Scatopsidae flies are known detritivores while Sciaridae and Cecidomyiidae represented by Mycophila are known fungivores.
Progress in Organic Coatings
- Materials Science
Many insects are considered to be pests and can be serious threats to buildings. Insecticides represent an effective way to control pest insects but are harmful to the environment. As an…
Evaluation of systemic effects of four plant extracts compared with two systemic pesticides, acetamiprid and pirimicarb through leaf spraying against Brevicoryne brassicae L. (Hemiptera: Aphididae)
All the plant extracts have systemic effects at different levels, and among different extracts, O. persica ethanolic extract, P. harmala methanolic extract and M. azedarach aqueous extract resulted in a reduction of the B. brassicae population.