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#1Pheylan A Anderson (UMN: University of Minnesota)
#2Daniela T. Pezzini (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 2
Last. Christopher R. Philips (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 7
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Stink bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) are agricultural pests of increasing significance in the North Central Region of the United States, posing a threat to major crops such as soybean. Biological control can reduce the need for insecticides to manage these pests, but the parasitism of stink bugs by Tachinidae (Diptera) is poorly characterized in this region. The objective of this study was to evaluate the rate of parasitism of stink bugs by tachinids over 2 yr from nine states across the North C...
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#1Jie Chu (Jiangsu University)
#2De-lei Jiang (Jiangsu University)
Last. Sheng Sheng (Jiangsu University)H-Index: 5
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Six candidate sHSP genes were identified from the Glyphodes pyloalis transcriptome. All sHSP genes included full-length open reading frames and shared high similarity with the sequences of other lepidopteran species. These sHSP genes encoded 175-191 amino acid residues, and the predicted proteins had a molecular weight from 19.5 to 21.8 kDa. All GpsHSPs were expressed at lower levels at larval stages. All GpsHSPs were expressed at higher levels at diapaused, prepupal, or pupal stages, suggesting...
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#1Yu-Yao Cao (Hefei University of Technology)
#2Li-Li Peng (Hefei University of Technology)
Last. Zhao-Jun Wei (Hefei University of Technology)H-Index: 14
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Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a highly poisonous gas with an unpleasant smell of rotten eggs. Previous studies of H2S have primarily focused on its effects on mammalian nervous and respiratory systems. In this study, silkworm developmental parameters and changes in metabolites in response to H2S exposure were investigated using a hemolymph metabolomic approach, based on liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS). The developmental parameters, body weight, cocoon weight, cocoon shell weight, and...
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#1Timothy A. Ebert (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 10
#2Michael E. Rogers (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 18
Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus Jagoueix, Bove, and Garnier (Rhizobiales: Rhizobiaceae) is transmitted by the psyllid Diaphorina citri Kuwayama and putatively causes Huanglongbing disease in citrus. Huanglongbing has reduced yields by 68% relative to pre-disease yields in Florida. Disease management is partly through vector control. Understanding vector biology is essential in this endeavor. Our goal was to document differences in probing behavior linked to sex. Based on both a literature revi...
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#1Ibrahim N. A. Salman (BGU: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
#2Marco Ferrante (University of the Azores)
Last. Yael Lubin (BGU: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)H-Index: 38
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Trees host a large share of the global arthropod diversity. Several methodologies have been described to sample arthropods from trees, ranging from active sampling techniques (e.g., visual searching, beating, or shaking the branches) to passive sampling devices. The majority of these collection techniques are destructive, and do not specifically target the tree trunk arthropod fauna. Here, we describe an alternative sampling method called trunk refugia (TR). TR are cylindrical shelters made of c...
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#1M Bawa (Kasetsart University)
#2Sirichai Songsermpong (Kasetsart University)H-Index: 5
Last. Wasaporn Chanput (Kasetsart University)H-Index: 9
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#1Xialin Zheng (Xida: Guangxi University)H-Index: 1
#1Xia-Lin Zheng (Xida: Guangxi University)H-Index: 5
Last. Qiao Wang (Massey University)H-Index: 20
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Age at mating is one of the most important factors that affect mating success and reproductive fitness in insects. The present study investigated how the age of the two sexes at mating determined mating success, reproductive fitness and longevity in Phauda flammans (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Phaudidae), a serious pest of Ficus spp. trees in South and Southeast Asia. The study may provide basic knowledge for the development of mating disruption programs using sex pheromones to control this pest. The ...
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#1Siripuk Suraporn (MSU: Mahasarakham University)H-Index: 1
#2Olle Terenius (SLU: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)H-Index: 20
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The interaction between the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) and the parasitoid Coptera haywardi (Oglobin), as potential biological control agents for Anastrepha obliqua (Macquart) fruit flies, was evaluated under laboratory and semi-protected field cage conditions. The effects of the parasitoids and fungus were individually and jointly assessed in Plexiglas cages. Application of B. bassiana dry conidia to soil produced 40% mortality in A. obliqua adults. However, mortality w...
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