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- Urbaneja, A.; Tapia, G.; Stansly, P.
- Biocontrol science and technology 2005 v.15 no.5 pp. 513-518
- vegetable crops; tomatoes; Solanum lycopersicum var. lycopersicum; Solanum melongena; Capsicum; eggplants; sweet peppers; insect pests; biological control; biological control agents; predatory insects; Nesidiocoris tenuis; host plants; host preferences; predation; insect nutrition; Ephestia kuehniella; insect development; mortality
- ... Nesidiocoris tenuis is a zoophytophagous mirid with biological control potential. However, the relative importance of predation and herbivory for survival and development has not been clear. The bugs survived longer on tomato than on eggplant and especially sweet pepper, but could not complete development in the absence of supplemental food. Tomato also proved to be a more favorable substrate than ...
- Zilahi-Balogh, G.M.G.; Broeckling, C.D.; Kok, L.T.; Salom, S.M.
- Biocontrol science and technology 2005 v.15 no.2 pp. 165-171
- oviposition; trees; Adelges tsugae; Derodontidae; biological control agents; insect development; insect control; insect reproduction; imagos; insect pests; host specificity; host preferences; larvae; mortality; biological control; Pineus strobi; predatory insects; beneficial insects; Eastern United States
- ... Laricobius rubidus LeConte, native to eastern North America whose primary host is Pineus strobi Hartig, has been observed in association with Adelges tsugae, an exotic and lethal pest of hemlock trees in eastern North America. Pineus strobi and A. tsugae were used to evaluate host preference and suitability of this predatory beetle to determine in part its suitability as a potential biological con ...