Pezothrips kellyanus (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) Nymphs on Orange Fruit: Importance of the Second Generation for Its Management

@inproceedings{Planes2015PezothripsK,
  title={Pezothrips kellyanus (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) Nymphs on Orange Fruit: Importance of the Second Generation for Its Management},
  author={Laura Ballester Planes and Josette Catalan and Josep A. Jaques and Alberto Urbaneja and Alejandro Tena},
  year={2015}
}
Abstract Kelly's citrus thrips Pezothrips kellyanus (Bagnall) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) is a new pest of oranges in New Zealand, southern Australia, and the Mediterranean Basin. The nymphs of this thrips can damage the fruit from petal fall up to 6 wk later. Because there is a lack of information on its management, the aims of this study were to determine the number of generations occurring on the fruit and the efficacy of 3 insecticides (chlorpyrifos, spinosad, and spirotetramat) to control… Expand
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