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- Parrella, Michael P., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Animal behaviour 2011 v.82 no.5 pp. 1159-1165
- Diglyphus isaea; Liriomyza trifolii; adults; egg production; larvae; leafminers; nutrients; oviposition; parasitic wasps; parasitism; stinging
- ... Host feeding is common among synovigenic parasitoid wasps and is the mechanism through which they obtain nutrients for egg production. Upon host discovery, female wasps make a series of decisions that influence their host feeding and oviposition activities. Theoretical and empirical studies have shown that host availability is one of the factors that may affect these decisions. Diglyphus isaea, a ...
- Parrella, Michael P., et al. Show all 2 Author
- Journal of economic entomology 2011 v.104 no.4 pp. 1323-1328
- plant viruses; economics; trapping; pesticides; flowers; Frankliniella occidentalis; thigmotaxis; horticulture; pests; population density; insects; alcohols; decision making; greenhouses
- ... Western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), is a major horticultural pest and an important vector of plant viruses in many parts of the world. Methods for assessing thrips population density for pest management decision support are often inaccurate or imprecise due to thrips' positive thigmotaxis, small size, and naturally aggregated populations. Two est ...
- Parrella, Michael P., et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Florida entomologist 2011 v.94 no.4 pp. 733-736
- traps; kairomones; managers; monitoring; farms; trees; acoustics; pests; insect larvae; spraying; pesticides; biosensors; Rhynchophorus ferrugineus; South East Asia; Saudi Arabia
- ... The date palm is an important part of the religious, cultural, and economic heritage of the Arabian Peninsula. This heritage is threatened by the recent invasion of the red palm weevil (RPW) from Southeast Asia. In Saudi Arabia, a national campaign for control of RPW by containment/destruction of infested plants, injection and spraying of biochemical and chemical pesticide treatments in heavily in ...