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Cover for Optical manipulation of arthropod pests and beneficials.

This book presents the current knowledge on arthropod vision and the results of successful manipulations of arthropods. It also suggests new methods for using optical manipulation to protect against arthropod pests and to improve the performance of beneficial arthropods. Due to the applied nature...

Author(s)
Abrieux, A.; Ben-Yakir, D.; Chiu, J. C.; Funderburk, J. E.; Gottlieb, D.; Horváth, G.; Lev-Yadun, S.; Lim, U. T.; Martini, X.; Shimoda, M.; Tol, R. W. H. M. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Arthropod vision.

This chapter focuses on visual mechanisms of some arthropod species of agricultural importance. Species from different orders such as Araneae, Blattodea, Mantodea, Hemiptera, Thysanoptera, Neuroptera, Diptera, Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, and Coleoptera are included.

Author(s)
Ben-Yakir, D.; Lim, U. T.; Horváth, G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Visual interactions between plants and arthropods.

This chapter focuses on the visual characteristics of plants that deter pests or attract pollinators and natural enemies. During their long period of coexistence, plants and insects have evolved a complex set of interactions including several modes of visual communication. Plants reflect sunlight...

Author(s)
Lev-Yadun, S.; Ben-Yakir, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mechanisms for survival: an arsenal for all occasions.

This chapter focuses on the basics of biotic mortality agents (parasitoids and predatory arthropods) and the apparent responses or adaptations of various lepidopteran species to these agents. The various mechanisms used by Lepidoptera in ensuring their survival are also discussed.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Chapter D.7: egg-laying - unloading the next generation.

This chapter focuses on egg-laying, which is a critical phase in butterfly behaviour. Host selection is almost invariably highly specific, such that only a fraction of potential host plants is exploited. This reflects on egg-laying fulfilling a number of integrated functions and factors include:...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Adult anti-predator behaviour - life and death in the habitat.

This chapter explores the various aspects of adult butterfly behaviour in relation to predation by vertebrates and arthropods. The various risks encountered by butterflies during its adult life are presented and the various defence mechanisms they employ to evade predation are discussed.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control.

Biological control can be defined as the use of living organisms to suppress the population of a specific pest organism, making it less abundant or less damaging than it would otherwise be. This chapter provides information on the different biological agents (such as pathogens, predators,...

Author(s)
Dent, D.; Binks, R. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241051)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in Barbados.

Early classical biocontrol successes in Barbados, some in combination with natural control, were the control of: sugarcane borers, sugarcane mealybugs and West Indian cane fly in sugarcane; cottony cushion scale and citrus blackfly in citrus; coconut whitefly in palm; fall armyworm in vegetables...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Colmenarez, Y. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in Colombia.

The history of biological control of agricultural pests in Colombia dates back to 1880. The first documented cases include both classical biocontrol and the use of biopesticides against insect pests. The need to protect four national production systems of great economic importance (oil palm,...

Author(s)
Kondo, T.; Manzano, M. R.; Cotes, A. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in French Guiana, Guadeloupe and Martinique.

Several biological control agents have been introduced successfully in French Guiana, Guadeloupe and Martinique: three tachinid dipterans and one hymenopteran for control of sugarcane borers, a ladybird and a hymenopteran parasitoid against the pink hibiscus mealybug, a hymenopteran parasitoid to...

Author(s)
Ryckewaert, P.; Vayssières, J. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter

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