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- M‐C. Nielsen; S.P. Worner; M. Rostás; R.B. Chapman; R.C. Butler; W.J. Kogel; D.A.J. Teulon
- Entomologia experimentalis et applicata 2015 v.156 no.3 pp. 254-262
- Capsicum; Frankliniella occidentalis; Lupinus arboreus; beans; genotype; greenhouses; horticultural crops; kairomones; laboratory experimentation; olfactometers; olfactory perception; pest management; pests; trees; New Zealand
- ... Western flower thrips (WFT), Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), is a major pest of horticultural crops worldwide. The search for alternative pest management techniques has resulted in increasing interest in the use of kairomones and other behaviour‐modifying chemicals to mitigate the impact of this pest. In this study, we determined whether the origin of populations, ...
- Stephanie Krueger; Sevgan Subramanian; Saliou Niassy; Gerald B. Moritz
- Arthropod structure & development 2015 v.44 no.5 pp. 455-467
- Euphorbia pulcherrima; Frankliniella occidentalis; Megalurothrips sjostedti; aggregation pheromones; beans; flowers; light microscopy; males; transmission electron microscopy; ultrastructure
- ... Sternal pores are important features for identification of male thrips, especially within the subfamily Thripinae. They vary in shape, size and distribution even between species of one genus. Their functional role is speculated to be that of sex- and/or aggregation pheromone production. Yet, sexual aggregations are not reported in Echinothrips americanus, known to have sternal pores, while we obse ...