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- Mbata, G.N.; Shapiro-Ilan, D.I.
- Environmental entomology 2005 v.34 no.3 pp. 676
- Plodia interpunctella; entomopathogenic nematodes; biological control agents; Heterorhabditis; virulence; larvae; adult insects; mortality; oviposition; storage insects; insect control
- ... The Indianmeal moth, Plodia interpunctella (Hubner), is a cosmopolitan pest of stored products, infesting most commodities in warehouses and grain bins. We studied the susceptibility of Indianmeal moth adults and larvae to seven entomopathogenic nematode species and strains. The nematodes studied were Heterorhabditis bacteriophora Poinar (HP88, Lewiston, and Oswego strains); H. indica Poinar, Karu ...
- Dyer, L.A.; Matlock, R.B.; Chehrezad, D.; O'Malley, R.
- Environmental entomology 2005 v.34 no.2 pp. 403
- Lepidoptera; insect pests; larvae; parasitism; parasitoids; biological control agents; Hymenoptera; tritrophic interactions; nematicides; nontarget organisms; statistical models; prediction; Musa; Costa Rica
- ... This paper links ecological theory to the biological control of insect pests in banana plantations. Through an established predictive approach, ecological data on tritrophic interactions from natural systems were used to formulate simple recommendations for biological control in banana plantations. The specific goals were (1) to determine the most effective parasitoid enemies for biological contro ...