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Differential Physiological Responses of Dalmatian Toadflax, Linaria dalmatica L. Miller, to Injury from Two Insect Biological Control Agents: Implications for Decision-Making in Biological Control

Robert K.D. Peterson, Sharlene E. Sing and David K. Weaver.

in Environmental Entomology

August 2005; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 4784 words.

Successful biological control of invasive weeds with specialist herbivorous insects is predicated on the assumption that the injury stresses the weeds sufficiently to cause reductions in...

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Monitoring Pest Abundance by Cascading Density Classification

Michael R. Binns, Jan P. Nyrop and Wopke Van Der Werf.

in American Entomologist

April 1996; p ublished online July 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 0 words.

Crop protection decisions often are based on classifying pest abundance with respect to a predetermined threshold. The performance of sampling plans used for this purpose can be compared...

Pulse Crops: Pest Management of Wireworms and Cutworms in the Northern Great Plains of United States and Canada

Janet J Knodel and Govinda Shrestha.

in Annals of the Entomological Society of America

July 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 10508 words.

Abstract

Wireworms (Coleoptera: Elateridae) and cutworms (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) are significant soil insect pests of pulse crops including chickpea (garbanzo...

Color Preference of Harlequin Bug (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)

Anthony S DiMeglio, Thomas P Kuhar and Donald C Weber.

in Journal of Economic Entomology

October 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 2292 words.

Abstract

Harlequin bug, Murgantia histrionica (Hahn), is an important pest of Brassica crops in the southern United States. Regional populations are highly...

Pecan Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Emergence in a Range of Soil Types

Stephen M. Schraer, Marvin Harris, John A. Jackman and Michael Biggerstaff.

in Environmental Entomology

June 1998; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 0 words.

The pecan weevil, Curculio caryae (Horn), can injure pecan from kernel initiation in August until dehiscence of the involucre 2-3 mo later. Prevention of injury requires killing adults...

Binomial Sequential Sampling for Management of Aster Leafhopper (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) and Aster Yellows Phytoplasma in Carrot: Impact of Tally Threshold on the Accuracy of Treatment Decisions

Eric C. Burkness, Robert C. Venette, Patrick K. O’Rourke and W. D. Hutchison.

in Environmental Entomology

October 1999; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 4557 words.

We sampled aster leafhopper, Macrosteles quadrilineatus (Forbes), populations in 1996 and 1997 from central and southern Minnesota to develop a binomial sequential sampling plan for the...

Quantifying Conservation Biological Control for Management of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Cotton

Timothy F Vandervoet, Peter C Ellsworth, Yves Carrière and Steven E Naranjo.

in Journal of Economic Entomology

May 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 8527 words.

Abstract

Conservation biological control can be an effective tactic for minimizing insect-induced damage to agricultural production. In the Arizona cotton...

Integrated Management of Sap Feeding Insects of Pulse Crops

John Gavloski.

in Annals of the Entomological Society of America

July 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 11080 words.

Abstract

The main sap-feeding insects of economic concern on pulse crops in Canada and the northern United States are the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum (Harri...

Estimating Populations of Grain Beetles Using Probe Traps in Wheat-Filled Concrete Silos

Michael D. Toews, Thomas W. Phillips and Mark E. Payton.

in Environmental Entomology

June 2005; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 5286 words.

Probe traps are sensitive tools for detecting populations of beetles in stored grain, but their use for estimating insect density in concrete silos has not been established. Populations of...

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Ant Mimicry Lessens Predation on a North American Jumping Spider by Larger Salticid Spiders

Caitlin A. Durkee, Martha R. Weiss and Divya B. Uma.

in Environmental Entomology

October 2011; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 5578 words.

Ant-like appearance (myrmecomorphy) has evolved >70 times in insects and spiders, accounting for >2,000 species of myrmecomorphic arthropods. Most myrmecomorphic spiders are considered to...

Field Observations of Oviposition by a Specialist Herbivore on Plant Parts and Plant Species Unsuitable as Larval Food

Nicole D. Benda, Cavell Brownie, Coby Schal and Fred Gould.

in Environmental Entomology

December 2011; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 6785 words.

Where a female places her eggs can have a major impact on the fitness of her offspring, especially for insects in which the winged adults are far more mobile than the neonates. Larvae of...

Estimating Populations of Aphidophagous Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) in Winter Wheat

G. J. Michels, N. C. Elliott, R. L. Romero and W. B. French.

in Environmental Entomology

February 1997; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 0 words.

Coccinellids are important natural enemies of aphid pests in wheat, Triticum aestivum em Thell, in the Great Plains of the United States. Coccinellid community development in wheat fields...

Genetic Structure of Sesamia nonagrioides (Lefebvre) Populations in the Mediterranean Area

Marta de la Poza, Gema P. Farinós, Beatriz Beroiz, Félix Ortego, Pedro Hernández-Crespo and Pedro Castañera.

in Environmental Entomology

October 2008; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 3868 words.

The Mediterranean corn borer, Sesamia nonagrioides (Lefebvre) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), is a major pest of maize in the Mediterranean area. Transgenic Bt maize expressing the Cry1Ab toxin...

Development and Validation of a Fixed-Precision Sampling Plan for Estimating Striped Cucumber Beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Density in Cucurbits

Eric C. Burkness and William D. Hutchison.

in Environmental Entomology

April 1998; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 0 words.

The striped cucumber beetle, Acalymma vittatum (F.), has been identified as one of the most damaging insect pests of vegetables in Minnesota. In an effort to develop practical methods for...

Dispersion and Optimization of Sequential Sampling Plans for Coffee Berry Borer (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Infestations in Hawaii

Ishakh Pulakkatu-thodi, Rosemary Gutierrez-Coarite and Mark G Wright.

in Environmental Entomology

October 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 5742 words.

Abstract

Coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari, Coleoptera: Curculionidae) is a serious pest of coffee in most coffee-growing areas of the world....

Economic Analysis for Commingling Effects of Insect Activity in the Elevator Boot Area

Dennis R. Tilley, Mark E. Casada, Michael R. Langemeier, Bhadriraju Subramanyam and Frank H. Arthur.

in Journal of Economic Entomology

December 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 4678 words.

Boot areas in commercial grain elevators and feed mills contribute to commingling of insects with grain that moves through the elevator leg. A partial budget and stochastic dominance model...

Biology, Ecology, and Evolving Management of Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Sweet Corn in the United States

Daniel L. Olmstead, Brian A. Nault and Anthony M. Shelton.

in Journal of Economic Entomology

August 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 9560 words.

The corn earworm, Helicoverpa zea (Boddie), is a polyphagous pest found throughout the United States, where it attacks many field and vegetable crops. Although H. zea has long been a...

Courgette Production: Pollination Demand, Supply, and Value

Jessica L Knapp and Juliet L Osborne.

in Journal of Economic Entomology

October 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 6248 words.

Abstract

Courgette (Cucurbita pepo L.) production in the United Kingdom is estimated to be worth £6.7 million. However, little is known about this crop’s...

Temperature Alters the Response to Insecticides in Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae)

Nadia Saeed, Lorenzo Tonina, Andrea Battisti and Nicola Mori.

in Journal of Economic Entomology

May 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 5184 words.

Abstract

Drosophila suzukii Matsumura (Diptera: Drosophilidae) is an invasive pest in Europe and is a major threat to the soft fruit industry....

A Climate Model of the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Implications for Invasion of New Regions, Particularly Oceania

Robert W. Sutherst and Gunter Maywald.

in Environmental Entomology

April 2005; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 10336 words.

The paucity of empirical data on processes in species life cycles demands tools to extract insight from field observations. Such insights help inform policy on invasive species and on...