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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 ...
Detection of the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana in the rhizosphere of wound-stressed Zea mays plants
(Frontiers Media, 2018-06-11)
Entomopathogenic fungi from the genus Beauveria (Vuillemin) play an important role in controlling insect populations and have been increasingly utilized for the biological control of insect pests. Various studies have ...
Virulence of the plant-associated endophytic fungus Lecanicillium muscarium to diamondback moth larvae
(New Zealand Plant Protection Society, 2019-07-28)
Plutella xylostella (diamondback moth) is a prominent pest of brassicas which is now resistant to most insecticides. Despite years of research, the range of available products used in biological control of diamondback moth ...