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- Gutierrez, Andrew Paul; Ponti, Luigi; Cristofaro, Massimo; Smith, Lincoln; Pitcairn, Michael J.
- Agricultural and forest entomology 2017 v.19 no.3 pp. 257-273
- Centaurea solstitialis; Curculionidae; Diptera; Palearctic region; alfalfa; biological control; center of diversity; geographic information systems; invasive species; leaf rust; models; natural enemies; pathogens; Australia; California; Chile; Mediterranean region; Turkey (country)
- ... Yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis L) (YST) is an invasive weed native to the Mediterranean region with a geographical centre of diversity in Turkey. It is widely established in Chile, Australia, and western North America. It arrived in California as a contaminant in alfalfa seed in 1859 and, by 2002, had infested >7.7 million hectares in the U.S.A. Biological control of YST using capitula ...
- Gent, Claire A.; Wainhouse, David; R. Day, Keith; Peace, Andrew J.; J. G. Inward, Daegan
- Agricultural and forest entomology 2017 v.19 no.3 pp. 321-331
- Curculionidae; Dendroctonus micans; Picea; Rhizophagus grandis; bark beetles; biological control; biological control agents; climate; climate change; diapause; eggs; invasive species; larvae; models; phenology; prepupae; pupae; rearing; risk; temperature; United Kingdom
- ... Dendroctonus micans is an invasive species that has spread throughout Britain, which prompts the question: how is the voltinism of this pest and its biocontrol agent Rhizophagus grandis affected by climate? Dendroctonus micans and R. grandis were reared at a range of constant temperatures. Lower developmental threshold temperature (LDT) and day degree (DD) requirements for the egg, larval and pupa ...