Now showing items 1-5 of 5
Prospective generalist invertebrate predators for conservation biological control of the vineyard pests Epiphyas postvittana and Pseudococcus calceolariae
(Lincoln University, 2015)
A series of field surveys and experiments were performed to identify generalist invertebrate predators which could complement the parasitoid Dolichogendia tasmanica in management of the vineyard pest Epiphyas postvittana ...
Asymmetry in reproduction strategies drives evolution of resistance in biological control systems
(Public Library of Science, 2018-12-19)
The success of biological control may depend on the control agent co-evolving with its target pest species, precluding the emergence of resistance that often undermines chemical control. However, recent evidence of a decline ...
A perspective on the consequences for insect herbivores and their natural enemies when they share plant resources
(Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2011)
Thousands of insect species consume both animal and plant-derived food resources. However, little recognition is given to the fact that omnivory is a general feeding strategy common to all higher trophic levels. Species ...
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 ...
Editorial: Grassland-invertebrate interactions: Plant productivity, resilience and community dynamics
(Frontiers Media, 2017-08-15)
This research topic reports new findings and concepts on grassland invertebrate interactions in semi-natural and improved grasslands with emphasis on the effects of climate change, invasive species, and sustainable control ...