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Evolution of specialization of Cassida rubiginosa on Cirsium arvense (Compositae, Cardueae)
(Frontiers Media, 2016-08)
The majority of herbivorous insects are specialized feeders restricted to a plant family, genus, or species. The evolution of specialized insect–plant interactions is generally considered to be a result of trade-offs in ...
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 ...
Predation by Ostenia robusta on Costelytra zealandica pupae
(New Zealand Plant Protection Society Inc., 2013)
Soil sampling in a cereal crop near Southbridge, Canterbury, revealed dipteran larvae attacking Costelytra zealandica (White) pupae. Approximately 50% of the pupae had larvae associated with them. DNA sequencing analysis ...
Impact of the biocontrol beetle, Cassida rubiginosa, on the secondary weed target, marsh thistle (Cirsium palustre)
(New Zealand Plant Protection Society, 2018-07-26)
The folivorous beetle Cassida rubiginosa was introduced to New Zealand to control the weed, Californian thistle (Cirsium arvense). Although Californian thistle is the primary host, many other thistles are accepted hosts. ...
Behavioural and olfactory responses of pest insects to endophyte-infected (Epichloë festucae variant lolii) perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne):
(Lincoln University, 2020)
Asexual fungal endophytes (Epichloë) colonise agricultural grasses (Poaceae) in an interaction which provides host plants with protection against herbivorous insects. Despite 40 years of research there is still much we do ...