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- Rand, Tatyana A.
- The Canadian Entomologist 2017 v.149 no.4 pp. 525-533
- Acyrthosiphon pisum; Araneae; Coccinellidae; Hypera postica; Nabidae; alfalfa; biological control; correlation; defoliation; insect control; larvae; parasitoids; plant pests; predators; surveys; Montana; North Dakota
- ... Alfalfa weevil (Coleoptera:Curculionidae) is a major pest of alfalfa throughout the United States of America. Biological control research has disproportionately focussed on introduced parasitoids. Generalist predators may also be important, but experimental work evaluating their impacts is lacking. I combined a cross-site survey with a predator exclusion experiment to identify key predators, and t ...