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Do we use a ‘bouquet’ or a ‘KISS’ to win a natural enemy’s heart?
There is a controversy surrounding the approach used to provide flowers in conservation biological control. One approach involves the provision of a single flower species (‘KISS’), while the other involves multiple flower ...
Effect of flower presentation method on parasitoid wasp survival
Reliable testing of the suitability of various flower species for natural enemies is an important step in developing a conservation biological control programme. Laboratory tests showed that the suitability of nine candidate ...
Pheromones use in smart-autoinoculation systems using insects as vectors of plant pathogens in weed biocontrol
(National Centre for Advanced Bio-Protection Technologies, 2004-07)
Insect pheromones have also been developed and successfully used in a number of New Zealand horticultural crops for monitoring or direct control strategies Synthetic pheromones have been used in NZ for delimiting the Asian ...
Influence of natural enemies on Cirsium arvense — a biogeographic perspective
(Lincoln University, 2009)
Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop. (Californian, Canada, or creeping thistle) is an exotic perennial herb indigenous to Eurasia that successfully established in New Zealand (NZ) approximately 130 years ago. Presently, C. arvense ...
Novel host associations and habitats for Senecio-specialist herbivorous insects in Auckland
(New Zealand Ecological Society, 2008)
We studied the genus- and species-specialist monophagous herbivorous insects of Senecio (Asteraceae) in Auckland, New Zealand. With the exception of the widespread S. hispidulus, the eight native Senecio species in mainland ...
The impact of floral resources and omnivory on a four trophic level food web
(Cambridge University Press, 2008-12-09)
Omnivory is common among arthropods, but little is known about how availability of plant resources and prey affects interactions between species operating at the third and fourth trophic level. We used laboratory and field ...