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Natural occurrence of the entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana as a vertically transmitted endophyte of Pinus radiata and its effect on above- and below-ground insect pests
(New Zealand Plant Protection Society (Inc.), 2016)
The New Zealand forest industry would greatly benefit from a successful way of controlling insect pests. The entomopathogenic fungus, Beauveria bassiana, could hold such potential. It has previously been shown to be capable ...
An improved method to produce adults of Costelytra zealandica White (Coleoptera: Melolothinae) from field-collected larvae
(Entomological Society of New Zealand, 2017)
Rearing techniques provide a unique opportunity to study aspects of insect ecology, behaviour and physiology. Both the larval and adult stages in Melolonthinae scarabs have important impacts on crop and pasture yields worldwide. ...
Preference of a native beetle for “exoticism,” characteristics that contribute to invasive success of Costelytra zealandica (Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae)
Widespread replacement of native ecosystems by productive land sometimes results in the outbreak of a native species. In New Zealand, the introduction of exotic pastoral plants has resulted in diet alteration of the native ...
Invasion success of a scarab beetle within its native range: Host range expansion versus host-shift
(PeerJ Inc., 2014-02-25)
Only recently has it been formally acknowledged that native species can occasion-ally reach the status of 'pest or 'invasive species' within their own native range. The study of such species has potential to help unravel ...