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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595338/influence-of-temperature-on-the-reproductive-and-developmental-biology-of-ontsira-mellipes-hymenoptera-braconidae-implications-for-biological-control-of-the-asian-longhorned-beetle-coleoptera-cerambycidae
#1
Julian R Golec, Jian J Duan, Judith Hough-Goldstein
Ontsira mellipes Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) is a North American parasitoid species that develops on the invasive pest, Anoplophora glabripennis (Moltschulsky) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), under laboratory conditions and is currently being considered as a potential new-association biocontrol agent. To develop mass-rearing protocols and field-release strategies for this parasitoid, information on its reproductive biology in relation to temperature is needed. We determined the effect of temperature (10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 °C) on development, survivorship, and sex ratio, and its effect on the longevity, fecundity, and host attack rates (parasitism) of adults...
June 8, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595288/does-resistance-to-buprofezin-improve-heat-and-cold-tolerance-of-laodelphax-striatellus-hemiptera-delphacidae
#2
Yongteng Li, Yueliang Zhang, Xiangdong Liu, Huifang Guo
There is ample evidence that insecticide resistance causes fitness costs and benefits in pests, while the impact of insecticide resistance on thermotolerance of pests is mostly unclear. The Laodelphax striatellus (Fallén), is an important rice insect pest, which has developed resistance to buprofezin in China. Here, we investigated differences in heat tolerance and cold tolerance among L. striatellus lines with variable buprofezin resistance. The lethal time for 50% of the individuals to die (LT50) at 40 °C increased with an increase in buprofezin resistance level, whereas both the survival rate under -22 °C and the supercooling point of planthoppers did not differ significantly between resistant and susceptible strains...
June 8, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595271/oviposition-preference-and-survival-of-the-mexican-rice-borer-lepidoptera-crambidae-in-bioenergy-and-conventional-sugarcane-and-sorghum
#3
M T VanWeelden, B E Wilson, J M Beuzelin, T E Reagan, M O Way
Oviposition preference and host suitability of the Mexican rice borer, Eoreuma loftini (Dyar) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), on bioenergy and conventional cultivars of sugarcane, Saccharum spp., and sorghum, Sorghum spp., were examined in a series of greenhouse experiments. Two energycane cultivars, two sugarcane cultivars, two high-biomass sorghum cultivars, and one sweet sorghum cultivar were assessed at two phenological stages (immature and mature). Mature plants possessed greater availability of dry leaf material compared with immature plants, and all E...
June 8, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591810/hessian-fly-diptera-cecidomyiidae-attraction-to-different-wavelengths-and-intensities-of-light-emitting-diodes-in-the-laboratory
#4
Ryan B Schmid, Darren Snyder, Lee W Cohnstaedt, Brian P McCornack
Monitoring of Hessian fly, Mayetiola destructor (Say) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), populations is important for targeted management methods. Also, effectiveness of monitoring efforts is critical to surveillance efforts in regions of the world without this pest. Current Hessian fly monitoring traps rely purely on a single attractant, the female sex pheromone, which is ineffective for monitoring females in the population. Our objective was to examine another attractant targeting vision of both males and females...
June 7, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591774/host-plants-of-the-wheat-stem-sawfly-hymenoptera-cephidae
#5
Darren M Cockrell, Robert J Griffin-Nolan, Tatyana A Rand, Nuha Altilmisani, Paul J Ode, Frank Peairs
Wheat stem sawfly (Cephus cinctus Norton) is a pest of economic importance across much of the wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)-growing areas of the western Great Plains of North America as well as an ecologically important insect owing to its wide range of grass hosts. Little research has been published regarding the noncultivated native and invasive grasses attacked by this insect. Knowledge of the complete host range of C. cinctus can inform future research about potential new sources of genetic resistance, improve understanding of the biology and spread of natural enemies, and better define this insect's role in grassland and agricultural systems...
June 7, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575300/the-effects-of-salinity-on-the-herbivorous-crop-pest-tetranychus-urticae-trombidiformes-tetranychidae-on-soybean-and-corn
#6
Jaclyn L Eichele-Nelson, Abbey F Wick, Thomas M DeSutter, Jason P Harmon
Many environmental factors, including soil characteristics, are critical for plants, herbivorous arthropods, and their interactions. Despite increasing evidence that soil salinity drastically impacts plants, little is known about how salinity affects the herbivorous arthropod pests feeding on those plants. We investigated how soil salinity affects the twospotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae Koch) feeding on corn (Zea mays L.) and soybean (Glycine max L.). We performed two greenhouse studies, one focusing on the impact of salinity on individual mite fecundity over a period of 3 d and the other focusing on population growth of T...
June 1, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575202/evaluation-of-food-based-attractants-for-drosophila-suzukii-diptera-drosophilidae
#7
Juan Huang, Larry Gut, Matthew Grieshop
The Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) (Diptera: Drosophilidae) is a highly invasive species attacking a wide range of ripening soft-skinned fruits. A series of laboratory choice tests were conducted to determine whether different levels of rice vinegar affected attraction of Merlot wine to D. suzukii, as well as to compare attractiveness of two common fermentation food baits: wine-vinegar and yeast-sugar water mixtures. The relative attraction of various combinations was used to develop a bait whose effectiveness was tested in the field...
June 1, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541434/rapid-cold-hardening-capacity-and-its-impact-on-performance-of-russian-wheat-aphid-hemiptera-aphididae
#8
Fatemeh Saeidi, Saeid Moharramipour, Azam Mikani
The Russian wheat aphid, Diuraphis noxia (Kurdjumov), is one of the most important pests of wheat and barley in most wheat-producing countries. Rapid cold hardiness (RCH) is a capacity of insects to develop, within hours, protection against subfreezing temperatures that plays an important role in aphid survival in response to sudden decreases in air temperature. In this research, we investigated the duration and rate of cooling on the induction of RCH of D. noxia and the costs of RCH on aphid development and fecundity...
May 25, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535309/sex-pheromone-dosages-and-release-point-densities-for-mating-disruption-of-ostrinia-furnacalis-lepidoptera-crambidae-in-ne-china-corn-fields
#9
Ri-Zhao Chen, Chung-Kuang Jow, Michael G Klein, Yu-di Jia, Da-Yu Zhang, Lan-Bing Li
Mating disruption of Ostrinia furnacalis (Guenée) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) with its sex pheromone has not been commonly used in NE China due to a lack of information about optimal sex pheromone dosages and the density of release points required in the field. During 2014-2016, first, the two active pheromone ingredients were evaluated in the laboratory alone at ca. 2.5-5.0 mg, or in combination at 0.2-6.0 mg, to disrupt male O. furnacalis mating behaviors. Then, mating disruption areas, with radii of <8...
May 23, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535265/physiology-of-cold-hardiness-seasonal-fluctuations-and-cryoprotectant-contents-in-overwintering-adults-of-hypera-postica-coleoptera-curculionidae
#10
Mahdieh Saeidi, Saeid Moharramipour
The alfalfa weevil, Hypera postica (Gyllenhal), is widely distributed in various alfalfa-growing regions in the world. Adults enter the field gradually from hibernation places and overwinter in a nondiapausing state, exhibiting feeding, mating, and oviposition over autumn and winter whenever the weather permits. In this study, the variability of supercooling point (SCP) and cold hardiness in alfalfa weevil was investigated. Adults were collected monthly from alfalfa fields in Karaj, Iran, during autumn, winter, and spring in 2011-2012...
May 23, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535262/developmental-studies-of-maize-infesting-picture-winged-flies-diptera-ulidiidae
#11
Gaurav Goyal, Gregg S Nuessly, Dakshina R Seal, Gary J Steck, John L Capinera, Kenneth J Boote
Eleven species of picture-winged flies (Diptera: Ulidiidae) attack maize (Zea mays L.) in the Americas. Field and laboratory studies were used to determine developmental times on sweet corn ears for the three most common species attacking the crop in the United States, Chaetopsis massyla (Walker), Euxesta eluta Loew, and Euxesta stigmatias Loew. Egg plus larval stage developmental times were evaluated in early Spring and late Fall 2009, and late Spring 2010, by placing newly deposited eggs in protected ears in the field...
May 23, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531323/effect-of-chemical-ratios-of-a-microbial-based-feeding-attractant-on-trap-catch-of-drosophila-suzukii-diptera-drosophilidae
#12
Dong H Cha, Peter J Landolt, Todd B Adams
Drosophila suzukii Matsumura, spotted wing drosophila, can be trapped with a feeding attractant based on wine and vinegar volatiles and consisting of acetic acid, ethanol, acetoin, and methionol. Using that four-component blend, we found that the catch of spotted wing drosophila increased with increases in the release rate of acetoin (from 0.5 mg/d to 34 mg/d) from polyethylene sachet dispensers, and with increases in the concentrations of acetic acid (from 0.25% to 4%) or ethanol (from 0.08% to 2%) when dispensed in the trap drowning solution...
May 22, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531303/varietal-preferences-and-within-orchard-and-tree-distribution-of-newly-recorded-gall-midges-dasineura-amaramanjarae-and-procontarinia-mangiferae-diptera-cecidomyiidae-from-commercial-mango-cultivars-in-pakistan
#13
H M Rehman, R Mahmood, M Razaq, R Saeed, M Jamil, G V P Reddy
Gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) damage mango by feeding on flowers and fruit tissues, inducing galls on leaves, and providing inoculums of anthracnose. Dasineura amaramanjarae Grover and Procontarinia mangiferae (Felt), two gall midges that damage flowers in all mango-growing areas of the world, have recently been recorded in Pakistan, and studies were conducted in 2011 and 2012 on the within-tree and orchard distribution patterns and cultivar preference of both species in Pakistan at one location (Rahim Yar Khan)...
May 22, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520928/attraction-oviposition-preferences-and-olfactory-responses-of-corn-infesting-ulidiidae-diptera-to-various-host-based-substrates
#14
D Owens, G S Nuessly, P E Kendra, T A Colquhoun, D R Seal
Fresh market sweet corn (Zea mays L., convar. saccharata var. rugosa, Poales: Poaceae) ears produced in Florida are damaged by the larvae of Euxesta stigmatias Loew, Euxesta eluta Loew, and Chaetopsis massyla Walker (Diptera: Ulidiidae) that renders ears unmarketable. No standard lure exists for monitoring these pests. Oviposition substrate and attractant bioassays were designed to identify attractive substrates for further semiochemical investigation. Frass from the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda J.E...
May 18, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510721/cold-tolerance-of-pityophthorus-juglandis-coleoptera-scolytidae-from-northern-california
#15
Andrea R Hefty, Steven J Seybold, Brian H Aukema, Robert C Venette
Winter survivorship of insects is determined by a combination of physiological, behavioral, and microhabitat characteristics. We characterized the cold tolerance of the walnut twig beetle, Pityophthorus juglandis Blackman, a domestic alien invasive bark beetle that vectors a phytopathogenic fungus. The beetle and fungus cause thousand cankers disease in species of Juglans and Pterocarya. The disease is spreading in the United States of America (USA) and Italy. Contact thermocouple thermometry was used to measure the supercooling points of adults and larvae and lower lethal temperatures of adults from a population from northern California...
May 16, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510702/linking-vegetation-structure-and-spider-diversity-in-riparian-and-adjacent-habitats-in-two-rivers-of-central-argentina-an-analysis-at-two-conceptual-levels
#16
Mariana Griotti, Christian Muñoz-Escobar, Nelson E Ferretti
The link between vegetation structure and spider diversity has been well explored in the literature. However, few studies have compared spider diversity and its response to vegetation at two conceptual levels: assemblage (species diversity) and ensemble (guild diversity). Because of this, we studied spider diversity in riparian and adjacent habitats of a river system from the Chacoan subregion in central Argentina and evaluated their linkage with vegetation structure at these two levels. To assess vegetation structure, we measured plant species richness and vegetation cover in the herb and shrub - tree layers...
May 15, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505274/migration-analysis-of-sogatella-furcifera-hemiptera-delphacidae-in-the-northeastern-hunan-province-in-june
#17
Mingyong Ma, Yan Wu, Zhaopu Peng, Xin Zhao, Yi Zhang, Guoan Liao, Baoping Zhai
The Sogatella furcifera (Horváth) is a notorious and destructive insect pest, targeting >4 million hectares of rice cultivated in the Hunan Province. To understand the immigration dynamics, we collected S. furcifera light trap catches from 2006 to 2012 at Niangxiang, Linxiang, and Hanshou. We conducted a migration analysis to estimate the immigration source for the northeastern Hunan Province in June. Moreover, we dissected the ovaries of S. furcifera to classify population characteristics. We found that the first appearance of S...
May 13, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505349/decline-of-ecological-functions-performed-by-dung-beetles-in-areas-of-atlantic-forest-and-contribution-of-rollers-and-tunnellers-in-organic-matter-removal
#18
M Batilani-Filho, M I M Hernandez
The feeding behavior of the Scarabaeinae subfamily has positive implications on ecosystem functioning. We characterize the necrophagous and coprophagous dung beetle assemblages, and we quantify the removal of swine carrion and domestic dog dung in two areas with different degrees of environmental disturbance in an Atlantic Forest remnant located in Florianopolis, SC, Brazil. The experiment was setup at eight sampling points in each area, by installing one control and two collection and removal assessment arenas for collecting necrophagous dung beetles while simultaneously evaluating the removal of carrion (50 g of rotting pork for 48 h)...
May 12, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505238/analysis-of-species-subgroups-and-endosymbionts-of-bemisia-tabaci-hemiptera-aleyrodidae-from-southwestern-cotton-fields-in-turkey
#19
Kamil Karut, M Mete Karaca, Ismail Döker, Cengiz Kazak
Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) is one of the most important insect pests worldwide including Turkey. Although there are substantial data regarding species composition of Turkish B. tabaci populations, the situation is still not clear and further investigations are needed. Therefore, in this study, species and subgroups of B. tabaci collected from cotton fields in southwestern part of Turkey (Antalya, Aydın, Denizli, and Muğla) were determined using microsatellite analysis, AluI-based mtCOI polymerase chain reaction-random length polymorphism, and sequencing...
May 12, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505265/the-influence-of-the-topography-of-the-ailao-mountains-on-congregated-landings-of-airborne-sogatella-furcifera-hemiptera-delphacidae-populations
#20
Yan Wu, Xi-Jie Li, Xiao Chen, Gao Hu, Yan-Yue Hu, Kai Xiong, Guo Zhang, Jian Zhu, Shao-Lei Chen, Ming-Hong Lu, Ai-Dong Chen, Bao-Ping Zhai
The Sogatella furcifera (Horváth) is an important migrating rice pest whose outbreak may be caused by large-scale congregated landings. Hitherto, the meteorological factors that influence congregated landings were thought to be rainfall and downdraft. However, for migratory insects on a plateau, low temperature may be another key factor leading to congregated landings. However, no reports have been published. Therefore, this paper evaluates the reason for a large-scale congregated landing in the mountainous area in Yuanjiang via light trap monitoring...
May 11, 2017: Environmental Entomology
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