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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823108/temperature-effect-on-the-development-of-tropical-dragonfly-eggs
#1
F Z Mendonça, J V Bernardy, C E K Oliveira, P B G Oliveira, P De Marco
Physiological constraints in insects are related to several large-scale processes such as species distribution and thermal adaptation. Here, we fill an important gap in ecophysiology knowledge by accessing the relationship between temperature and embrionary development time in four dragonfly species. We evaluated two questions (1) what is the effect of temperature on the development time of Odonata eggs, and (2) considering a degree-day relationship, could a simple linear model describe the dependence of embrionary development time on temperature or it is better described by a more complex non-linear relation...
August 19, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823094/impact-of-insecticides-used-in-soybean-crops-to-the-egg-parasitoid-telenomus-podisi-hymenoptera-platygastridae
#2
C S Stecca, A F Bueno, A Pasini, D M Silva, K Andrade, D M Zirondi Filho
The objective of this study was to evaluate possible side effects of insecticides used in soybean crops on pupae and adults of the egg parasitoid Telenomus podisi Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) under laboratory conditions. The protocol was adapted from standard methodology stablished by the Pesticides and Beneficial Organisms Working Group of the International Organization for Biological and integrated Control (IOBC) for Trichogramma cacoeciae (Marchal) (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae). All tested benzoylureas, diacylhydrazines, diamides and spinosins as well as pyrethroid beta-cyfluthrin were harmless to T...
August 19, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822099/insecticide-toxicity-to-the-borer-neoleucinodes-elegantalis-guen%C3%A3-e-lepidoptera-crambidae-developmental-and-egg-laying-effects
#3
R S Silva, L P Arcanjo, J R S Soares, D O Ferreira, J E Serrão, J C Martins, Á H Costa, M C Picanço
Neoleucinodes elegantalis (Guenée) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) is one of the major pests of solanaceous plants in South America. It is considered a great threat by the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization due to the serious economic damage that it causes on tomato farms; therefore, controlling this pest is a challenging task in South America. Controlling N. elegantalis at the egg stage is the best way to prevent it from damaging crops; however, thorough studies about the effectiveness of chemicals on the different life stages of this insect pest are lacking...
August 18, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804859/fertility-life-table-of-tetranychus-palmarum-flechtmann-noronha-acari-tetranychidae-in-oil-palm
#4
A C S Noronha, C T Ferreira, E J M Tavares, D B Lima
Some species of spider mites belonging to the Tetranychidae family are known to associate with oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq. - Arecaceae). The occurrence of Tetranychus palmarum Flechtmann & Noronha (Acari, Tetranychidae) was verified on oil palm seedlings under greenhouse conditions in the State of Pará in Northern Brazil. Plants with colonies of T. palmarum presented yellowish spots on leaflets and leaves with chlorosis. The objective of this study was to access the biology and fertility life table of T...
August 13, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803406/does-wolbachia-infection-change-the-overwintering-ability-of-trichogramma-brassicae-hymenoptera-trichogrammatidae
#5
S Rahimi-Kaldeh, A Ashouri, A Bandani
The overwintering ability of a biological control agent helps predict potential survival and establishment in natural conditions. Here, we compared the overwintering ability in sexual and asexual Trichogramma brassicae Bezdenko, a key natural enemy of Lepidopteran pests in Iran over two consecutive winters in central Alborz Mountains. Our aim was to investigate the effect of Wolbachia infection on the overwintering rate of T. brassicae after emergence in the subsequent year. We also wanted to know whether there is any difference in the overwintering capacity of T...
August 12, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776180/fresh-and-dry-mass-estimates-of-hermetia-illucens-linnaeus-1758-diptera-stratiomyidae-larvae-associated-with-swine-decomposition-in-urban-area-of-central-amazonia
#6
L M Barros, R T Martins, R L Ferreira-Keppler, A L N Gutjahr
Information on biomass is substantial for calculating growth rates and may be employed in the medicolegal and economic importance of Hermetia illucens (Linnaeus, 1758). Although biomass is essential to understanding many ecological processes, it is not easily measured. Biomass may be determined by directly weighing or indirectly through regression models of fresh/dry mass versus body dimensions. In this study, we evaluated the association between morphometry and fresh/dry mass of immature H. illucens using linear, exponential, and power regression models...
August 4, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762217/acute-toxicity-and-sublethal-effects-of-terpenoids-and-essential-oils-on-the-predator-chrysoperla-externa-neuroptera-chrysopidae
#7
R V Castilhos, A D Grützmacher, J R Coats
The search for new safer insecticides has increased in recent agriculture. Botanical compounds such as terpenoids and plant essential oils with insecticidal activity could represent important tools in pest management, and their risk assessment against non-target organisms is necessary since they may serve as a precursor for the synthesis of new insecticide active ingredients. For this study, the acute toxicity and sublethal effects of seven terpenoids and three essential oils with recognized insecticidal activity were evaluated on the predator Chrysoperla externa (Hagen) (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) in laboratory bioassays...
July 31, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755087/efficacy-and-cost-of-trap-bait-combinations-for-capturing-rhynchophorus-palmarum-l-coleoptera-curculionidae-in-ornamental-palm-polycultures
#8
J Murguía-González, I Landero-Torres, O R Leyva-Ovalle, M E Galindo-Tovar, R C Llarena-Hernández, E Presa-Parra, M A García-Martínez
Ornamental palms are an economically important component of international trade yet have recently experienced yield losses in Mexico due to red ring and bud rot diseases, which are spread by Rhynchophorus palmarum L. Considering that massive capture is a common strategy to control this pest and the cost of commercial traps and baits could be inaccessible for small farmers, an inexpensive trap-bait combination is desired. In this study, 16 trap-bait combinations for capturing R. palmarum were assessed in ornamental palm polycultures over the course of 1 year...
July 28, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752298/diversity-daily-flight-activity-and-temporal-occurrence-of-necrophagous-diptera-associated-with-decomposing-carcasses-in-a-semi-arid-environment
#9
D L Oliveira, S D Vasconcelos
The harsh conditions of the Brazilian seasonally dry tropical forest known as Caatinga pose challenges to the insects specialized in the exploitation of ephemeral resources. We investigated the diversity and daily flight activity of dipterans associated with decomposing rat carcasses in a field experiment performed in the semi-arid region of Pernambuco State, Brazil. We also analyzed the temporal arrival of adult insects on the carcasses at three stages of decomposition: early, intermediate, and advanced. We collected 1173 individuals, of which Muscidae had the highest abundance (36...
July 27, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748518/species-richness-and-abundance-of-cerambycidae-coleoptera-in-huatulco-oaxaca-mexico-relationships-with-phenological-changes-in-the-tropical-dry-forest
#10
F A Noguera, M A Ortega-Huerta, S Zaragoza-Caballero, E González-Soriano, E Ramírez-García
Cerambycidae have an important ecological role in initiating the degradation process of dead wood, but few studies have evaluated Cerambycidae community attributes in relation to ecosystem phenology. We surveyed the cerambicid fauna of the tropical dry forest in Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico, and explored the relationship of Cerambycidae species richness and abundance with phenological changes in vegetation. We applied three collecting methods of light traps, direct collection, and Malaise traps to survey Cerambycidae throughout 2005...
July 26, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725990/molecular-characterization-of-the-indigenous-stingless-bees-tetragonula-spp-complex-using-issr-marker-from-southern-peninsular-india
#11
P P Nayak, J Prakash
India is a country bestowed enormously with stingless bees, but genetic information about them is extremely minimal. This study focused to tap the geographic allocation, genetic variability, and differentiation among Tetragonula species complexes from natural and semi-urban habitats. Genetic analyses were assessed among 36 contrasting genotypes utilizing 20 ISSR primers. The dual combination exquisitely and productively amplified 245 DNA fragments at the loci, of which 240 bands were polymorphic (97.95%). Low to moderate level of genetic differentiation was detected from different estimators (Ht 0...
July 19, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721609/susceptibility-of-diaphorina-citri-hemiptera-liviidae-and-its-parasitoid-tamarixia-radiata-hymenoptera-eulophidae-to-entomopathogenic-fungi-under-laboratory-conditions
#12
K H Ibarra-Cortés, A W Guzmán-Franco, H González-Hernández, L D Ortega-Arenas, J A Villanueva-Jiménez, A Robles-Bermúdez
Diaphorina citri (Kuwayama) is a global pest of citrus that transmits the bacteria associated with the disease, Huanglongbing. Entomopathogenic fungi and the parasitoid Tamarixia radiata (Waterston) are important biological control agents of this pest and likely to interact in D. citri populations. As a basis for interaction studies, we determined the susceptibility of nymphs and adults of D. citri and adults of the parasitoid T. radiata to six fungal isolates from the species Beauveria bassiana s.l. (Bals...
July 18, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721608/a-new-light-trap-model-as-an-alternative-for-controlling-pests-in-eucalyptus-plantations
#13
R G Mafia, E B Loureiro, J B Silva, J A C Simões, T G Zarpelon, N S Bezerra Junior, M B Damacena
Eucalyptus plantations can be affected by species of defoliating caterpillars. The integrated management of this group primarily involves a monitoring system, natural enemies, and biological products. Alternative control methods, including the use of conventional light traps, have not been adopted, mostly because of their low efficiency. Therefore, a more efficient light trap model was developed. The new model allowed the capture of 3.6 times as many insects as the conventional model, with a 261% gain in control efficiency...
July 18, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664528/pollen-ingestion-by-chrysoperla-externa-hagen-adults-in-a-diversified-organic-agroecosystem
#14
K A Andrade, E L Aguiar-Menezes, V Gonçalves-Esteves, C B F Mendonça, G R M Vieira, S J Melo, J L A Magalhães, G J B Melo
Chrysoperla externa (Hagen) larvae prey on pest insects and mites in agroecosystems, and adults mainly feed on pollen, nectar, and honeydew. Therefore, preserving this lacewing in crop systems depends on having plants that provide these resources. The objectives of this research were to identify pollen grains ingested by Ch. externa adults collected in a diversified organic agroecosystem and to evaluate whether there is a difference in the amount of ingested pollen grains between males and females. The adults of Ch...
June 29, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664527/humic-fertilizer-and-vermicompost-applied-to-the-soil-can-positively-affect-population-growth-parameters-of-trichogramma-brassicae-hymenoptera-trichogrammatidae-on-eggs-of-tuta-absoluta-lepidoptera-gelechiidae
#15
P Mohamadi, J Razmjou, B Naseri, M Hassanpour
The tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick), is a devastating pest of tomato worldwide. One of the control measures of T. absoluta is the use of biological control agents, such as Trichogramma wasps. Interactions between natural enemies and insect pests may be affected by application of fertilizers, because changes in plant quality through the fertilizer application may therefore affect herbivore characteristics and suitability of them to parasitism. Laboratory tests were carried out to evaluate the life table parameters of Trichogramma brassicae Bezdenko on T...
June 29, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643143/egg-parasitoid-complex-of-the-corn-leafhopper-dalbulus-maidis-delong-hemiptera-cicadellidae-in-argentina
#16
E Luft Albarracin, S V Triapitsyn, E G Virla
The corn leafhopper, Dalbulus maidis (DeLong), is the most important leafhopper pest of maize, Zea mays, in the Americas. A survey of the diversity of its egg parasitoids was carried out in northwestern Argentina. During summer from 2004 to 2007, the samples were collected, using sentinel eggs of D. maidis on corn leaves, exposed in 48 cornfields. Sixteen species belonging to four families of Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) were identified. Among the parasitoid groups, Trichogrammatidae was the most represented family with eight species, followed by Mymaridae with six species...
June 22, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620748/diversity-of-the-most-commonly-reported-facultative-symbionts-in-two-closely-related-aphids-with-different-host-ranges
#17
A S Guidolin, F L Cônsoli
Richness and abundance of facultative symbionts vary strongly with aphid species and genotype, symbiont strain, host plant, biogeography, and a number of abiotic factors. Despite indications that aphids in the same ecological niche show similar levels of facultative symbiont richness, existing reports do not consider the potential role of host plants on aphid microbial community. Little is known about how oligophagy and polyphagy may be influenced by secondary symbiont distribution, mainly because studies on secondary symbiont diversity are biased towards polyphagous aphids from the Northern Hemisphere...
June 15, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600642/characterization-and-comparison-of-genetic-variation-in-cotesia-flavipes-hymenoptera-braconidae-mass-reared-for-biological-pest-control-using-microsatellite-markers
#18
F C Freitas, A C Morales-Corrêa E Castro, N C C P Barbosa, O A Fernandes
The larval parasitoid Cotesia flavipes (Cameron) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) is an important biological control agent of the sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). This exotic parasitoid has been mass reared for field release since its introduction in the 1970s. Insects are exchanged between labs or introduced from the field, but without basic studies or criteria. Thus, the objective of this study was to evaluate the genetic variability of insects from six Brazilian States (São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Goiás, Maranhão, and Alagoas) using microsatellites...
June 9, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540531/first-occurrence-of-trichogramma-bruni-nagaraja-hymenoptera-trichogrammatidae-parasitizing-eggs-of-anticarsia-gemmatalis-h%C3%A3-bner-lepidoptera-erebidae-in-brazil
#19
A C Dudczak, R B Querino, M R Foerster, L A Foerster
The occurrence of Trichogramma bruni Nagaraja (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) is described for the first time parasitizing eggs of the velvetbean caterpillar Anticarsia gemmatalis Hübner (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) in Lapa, Paraná, Brazil. This parasitoid was successfully kept in the laboratory on eggs of the velvetbean caterpillar; previously, this species was mainly associated with forest and fruit trees environments, although snap beans and other annual crops were also recorded as hosting lepidopteran eggs parasitized by T...
August 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303463/erratum-to-fixed-precision-sequential-sampling-plan-for-the-potato-tuberworm-moth-phthorimaea-operculella-zeller-lepidoptera-gelechidae-on-potato-cultivars
#20
M Shahabi, A Rajabpour
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