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Identification of volatiles released by diapausing brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
(Public Library of Science, 2018-01-17)
The brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys, is an agricultural and urban pest that has become widely established as an invasive species of major concern in the USA and across Europe. This species forms large ...
Apparent acquired resistance by a weevil to its parasitoid is influenced by host plant
(Frontiers Media, 2016-08-23)
Field parasitism rates of the Argentine stem weevil Listronotus bonariensis (Kuschel; Coleoptera: Curculionidae) by Microctonus hyperodae Loan (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) are known to vary according to different host Lolium ...
Invertebrate biosecurity challenges in high-productivity grassland: The New Zealand example
(Frontiers Media, 2016-11-15)
To protect productive grasslands from pests and diseases, effective pre- and at-border planning and interventions are necessary. Biosecurity failure inevitably requires expensive and difficult eradication, or long-term and ...
Severe insect pest impacts on New Zealand pasture: The plight of an ecological outlier
(Oxford University Press on behalf of Entomological Society of America, 2020-03)
New Zealand’s intensive pastures, comprised almost entirely introduced Lolium L. and Trifolium L. species, are arguably the most productive grazing lands in the world. However, these areas are vulnerable to destructive ...
Genetic diversity in invasive populations of Argentine stem weevil associated with adaptation to biocontrol
Modified, agricultural landscapes are susceptible to damage by insect pests. Biological control of pests is typically successful once a control agent has established, but this depends on the agent’s capacity to co-evolve ...