Invasion biology of thrips.

  title={Invasion biology of thrips.},
  author={Joseph G. Morse and Mark S Hoddle},
  journal={Annual review of entomology},
Thrips are among the stealthiest of insect invaders due to their small size and cryptic habits. Many invasive thrips are notorious for causing extensive crop damage, vectoring viral diseases, and permanently destabilizing IPM systems owing to irruptive outbreaks that require remediation with insecticides, leading to the development of insecticide resistance. Several challenges surface when attempting to manage incursive thrips species. Foremost among these is early recognition, followed by… 

An Overview of Chilli Thrips, Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) Biology, Distribution and Management

Of this large group of invasive pests, thrips are one of the most important members due to their high degree of polyphagy, wide host range and easy dispersal that can be anthropogenic or natural (wind-mediated).

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Thysanoptera as Phytophagous Opportunists

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The thesis presented here is the result of a joint European Research project "Biological Control of Thrips Pests", where the aims were to collect, evaluate, mass produce and commercially apply natural enemies of thrips species, and to study what prospects hymenopterous parasitoids might have as biological control agents.

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Thysanoptera: diversity and interactions.

  • L. Mound
  • Biology, Environmental Science
    Annual review of entomology
  • 2005
The extent to which the knowledge of the biology of thrips has increased in recent years is reviewed, such as the behavior of particular species and their interactions with other organisms, including host plant associations, pollination, predation, and natural enemies--factors involved in driving diversification within this order of opportunistic insects.

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