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Inversely density-dependent egg parasitism in patchy distributions of the citrus pest Cryptophlebia leucotreta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) and its agricultural efficiency.

Published online: 22 Jun 1988

Authors: Newton, P. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Field surveys of egg populations of Cryptophlebia leucotreta and the egg parasitoid Trichogrammatoidea cryptophlebiae native to southern Africa, were ...

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Flower fields and pesticide use interactively shape pollen beetle infestation and parasitism in oilseed rape fields.

Published online: 15 Feb 2022

Authors: Krimmer, E. & Martin, E. A. & Holzschuh, A. & Krauss, J. & Steffan-Dewenter, I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Pollen beetles (Brassicogethes spp.) are the main pests of oilseed rape (OSR, Brassica napus) in Europe and responsible for massive yield losses. Upco...

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Trade-offs in parasitism efficiency and brood size mediate parasitoid coexistence, with implications for biological control of the invasive emerald ash borer.

Published online: 23 Sep 2015

Authors: Wang XiaoYi & Jennings, D. E. & Duan, J. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Parasitoids often are selected for use as biological control agents because of their high host specificity, yet such host specificity can result in st...

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Analysis of the biological control of Mythimna separata (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) by Apanteles ruficrus (Braconidae: Hymenoptera) in New Zealand.

Published online: 08 Jun 1988

Authors: Hill, M. G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Estimated levels of larval parasitism of Mythimna separata, a pest of pasture and cereal crops in New Zealand, before and after the introduction of th...

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Impacts of invasive parasitoids on declining endemic Hawaiian leafroller moths (Omiodes: Crambidae) vary among sites and species.

Published online: 07 Apr 2010

Authors: King, C. B. A. & Haines, W. P. & Rubinoff, D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Invasive parasitoids and predators, both accidentally and purposefully introduced, have variously altered native insect communities worldwide, sometim...

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Wildflower strips enhance wild bee reproductive success.

Published online: 08 Apr 2021

Authors: Ganser, D. & Albrecht, M. & Knop, E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Intensification of agriculture has resulted in a simplification and fragmentation of agroecosystems. Yet, its impact on the reproductive success and p...

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A simulation model of the role of parasitoids in the population development of Sitobion avenae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on cereals.

Published online: 04 Jun 1986

Authors: Vorley, W. T. & Wratten, S. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

A simulation model is described which demonstrates the role of parasitic Hymenoptera in influencing the numbers of the aphid Sitobion avenae on cereal...

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Conservation tillage mitigates the negative effect of landscape simplification on biological control.

Published online: 03 Feb 2016

Authors: Tamburini, G. & Simone, S. de & Sigura, M. & Boscutti, F. & Marini, L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Biological pest control is a key ecosystem service, and it depends on multiple factors acting from the local to the landscape scale. However, the effe...

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Using the stable isotope marker 44Ca to study dispersal and host-foraging activity in parasitoids.

Published online: 11 Oct 2006

Authors: Wanner, H. & Gu HaiNan & Hattendorf, B. & Günther, D. & Dorn, S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Dispersal and host-foraging activity are important behavioural characteristics for parasitoid species used as biological control agents. Appropriate m...

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What limits predation rates by the specialist seed-feeder Penthobruchus germaini on an invasive shrub?

Published online: 10 Dec 2008

Authors: Klinken, R. D. van & Flack, L. K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Specialist seed-feeders are widely used in weed biological control, but seed predation rates are frequently insufficient to cause the required impacts...

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