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Cover for Biology and management of the red palm weevil, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Rhynchophorus ferrugineus</i>.

This chapter summarizes the research developed during the last century on different aspects of the red palm weevil R. ferrugineus, including latest findings on its biology, morphotaxonomy, geographical distribution, economic impact and management and prevention options, including chemical,...

Author(s)
Giblin-Davis, R. M.; Faleiro, J. R.; Jacas, J. A.; Peña, J. E.; Vidyasagar, P. S. P. V.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Avocado weevils of the genus <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Heilipus</i>.

This chapters describes the distribution, developmental stages, host plants, biology, damage, sampling, monitoring, assessment of damage and economic thresholds, and management tactics (including cultural, chemical and biological) of avocado weevils of the genus Heilipus. These include the seed...

Author(s)
Castañeda-Vildózola, A.; Equihua-Martinez, A.; Peña, J. E.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biology, ecology and management of the South American tomato pinworm, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Tuta absoluta</i>.

This chapter focuses on the South American tomato pinworm Tuta absoluta (i) origin, spread and current distribution; (ii) basic but critical information regarding bioecology; (iii) rearing techniques; (iv) known host plants; (v) sampling and monitoring techniques; and (vi) control methods available ...

Author(s)
Urbaneja, A.; Desneux, N.; Gabarra, R.; Arnó, J.; González-Cabrera, J.; Mafra Neto, A.; Stoltman, L.; Pinto, A. de S.; Parra, J. R. P.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bactrocera</i> species that pose a threat to Florida: <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">B. carambolae</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">B. invadens</i>.

This chapter describes the host range, colonization ability, taxonomic status, mating behaviour, oviposition, adult feeding, life stages, geographical distribution, sampling and monitoring techniques, economic importance, and control tactics (including male annihilation and foliage baiting) of two ...

Author(s)
Malavasi, A.; Midgarden, D.; Meyer, M. de
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Recent mite invasions in South America.

This chapter focuses on five phytophagous mites that were reported in South America during the last decade and that were considered relevant due to their current or potential socioeconomic importance and/or their invasive history: the Hindustan Citrus Mite, Schizotetranychus hindustanicus; the...

Author(s)
Navia, D.; Marsaro Júnior, A. L.; Gondim Júnior, M. G. C.; Mendonça, R. S. de; Pereira, P. R. V. da S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Planococcus minor</i> (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae): bioecology, survey and mitigation strategies.

This chapter describes the host range, economic impact, pest status, origin and distribution, molecular identification, biology, life history, rearing techniques, sampling and monitoring, damage and economic thresholds, and control tactics (including chemical, biological, ant control, mating...

Author(s)
Roda, A.; Francis, A.; Kairo, M. T. K.; Culik, M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biology, ecology and control of the Ficus whitefly, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Singhiella simplex</i> (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae).

This chapter describes the economic importance, geographical distribution, biological development, life history, host plants, and control (using insecticides and biological control agents such as parasitoids, predatory insects and entomogenous fungi) of the ficus whitefly, Singhiella simplex.

Author(s)
Legaspi, J. C.; Mannion, C.; Amalin, D.; Legaspi, B. C., Jr.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Invasion of exotic arthropods in South America's biodiversity hotspots and agro-production systems.

This chapter presents a study attempting to document the most significant arthropod invasions in mainland South America, with particular emphasis on scales (e.g., Coccidae, Diaspididae and Pseudococcidae). A regional species inventory was developed, based upon (gray) literature revision, and...

Author(s)
Wyckhuys, K. A. G.; Kondo, T.; Herrera, B. V.; Miller, D. R.; Naranjo, N.; Hyman, G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Potential lepidopteran pests associated with avocado fruit in parts of the home range of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Persea americana</i>.

This chapter focuses on potential invasion threats posed by well-recognized and poorly known lepidopteran pests associated with avocado fruit in the home range of this plant. It focuses on the most notorious of these fruit-feeding lepidopteran pests, namely Stenoma catenifer, describing its...

Author(s)
Hoddle, M. S.; Parra, J. R. P.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The tomato fruit borer, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Neoleucinodes elegantalis</i> (Guenée) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), an insect pest of neotropical Solanaceous fruits.

The tomato fruit borer, N. elegantalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) is one of the most important pests in the production of Solanaceae in South America. This chapter reports several aspects of its biology (including life cycle and morphology), habits, geographical range, monitoring and sampling...

Author(s)
Montilla, A. E. D.; Solis, M. A.; Kondo, T.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
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