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Cover for Fleas and people.

This chapter includes questions and answers on whether humans can get fleas when sharing a bed with pets, human host preference of fleas, whether fleas can kill humans, look of cat and dog flea bites on humans, allergic reaction to flea bites, cat scratch disease transmission among cats and between ...

Author(s)
Elsheikha, H. M.; Wright, I.; Dryden, M. W.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245486)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Copitarsia</i> spp.: biology and risk posed by potentially invasive lepidoptera from south and central America.

This chapter summarizes the state of knowledge for members of Copitarsia, in terms of their pest status and control. It reviews the taxonomic difficulties involved with members of Copitarsia, their geographic range, host plant preferences and associated economic impacts. It also summarizes the life ...

Author(s)
Gould, J.; Simmons, R.; Venette, R.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Host range of the nettle caterpillar <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Darna pallivitta</i> (Moore) (Lepidoptera: Limacodidae) in Hawai'i.

This chapter describes the life cycle, control (using chemical, biological and heat treatments), and host range (based on field observations and no-choice host range tests) of the Nettle Caterpillar Darna pallivitta. Confirming host plant species and preferred food sources of D. pallivitta will...

Author(s)
Hara, A. H.; Kishimoto, C. M.; Niino-DuPonte, R. Y.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Phytophthora infestans</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Phytophthora andina</i> on Solanaceous hosts in South America.

This review summarizes research on the closely related pathogens Phytophthora infestans and P. andina and their hosts in South America. The symptoms, host range and host preference, socio-economic importance, genetic and phenotypic diversity, history and origin of P. infestans and P. andina are...

Author(s)
Forbes, G. A.; Morales, J. G.; Restrepo, S.; Pérez, W.; Gamboa, S.; Ruiz, R.; Cedeño, L.; Fermin, G.; Andreu, A. B.; Acuña, I.; Oliva, R.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640938)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fruit flies <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Anastrepha ludens</i> (Loew), <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">A. obliqua</i> (Macquart) and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">A. grandis</i> (Macquart) (Diptera: Tephritidae): three pestiferous tropical fruit flies that could potentially expand their range to temperate areas.

This chapter concentrates on three pestiferous Anastrepha species considered highly polyphagous and identified as potential exotic invaders: A. ludens, A. obliqua and A. grandis. It provides a comprehensive overview of the published information on these three species to aid further research efforts ...

Author(s)
Birke, A.; Guillén, L.; Midgarden, D.; Aluja, M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Meloidogyne</i> species - a diverse group of novel and important plant parasites.

This chapter provides an overview of the economic impact, taxonomy, life cycle, host range and preferences, and management and control of Meloidogyne species (including M. mayaguensis, M. paranaensis, M. fallax, M. chitwoodi and M. minor).

Author(s)
Moens, M.; Perry, R. N.; Starr, J. L.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934927)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Seasonal plasticity, host plants, and the origin of butterfly biodiversity.

Using the comma butterfly (Polygonia c-album) and its close relatives as model organisms, the ubiquitous presence of seasonal plasticity and its role in the evolution of insect life cycle regulation and host plant preference are discussed. Several important features of the insect's life cycle where ...

Author(s)
Nylin, S.; Gotthard, K.; Nygren, G. H.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998121)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Factors affecting oviposition rate in the weevil <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Rhinocyllus conicus</i> on non-target <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Carduus</i> spp. in New Zealand.

Adults of the nodding thistle receptacle weevil, Rhinocyllus conicus (Froehlich) (Coleoptera: Curculionoidae), oviposit on developing thistle flower buds. Larval feeding on the receptacle prevents seed development. The weevil is known to attack several thistle species, but has clear preference for...

Author(s)
Groenteman, R.; Kelly, D.; Fowler, S. V.; Bourdôt, G. W.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845935061)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Manipulation of host-finding and acceptance behaviours in insects: importance to IPM.

This paper focuses on the manipulation of host finding and acceptance behaviours to shift highly mobile and discriminating insect populations to plants or traps outside the valued crops. Potential tools for implementing the "push-pull strategy" are explained, and several models to demonstrate the...

Author(s)
Cowles, R. S.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996868)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Host discrimination by seed parasites.

Evidence for host discrimination and mechanisms by which female seed parasites distinguish between occupied and unoccupied hosts are reviewed. Host discrimination behaviour is discussed in the context of general foraging models. Host discrimination is examined in a broader ecological context.

Author(s)
Messina, F. J.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996158)
Type
Book chapter

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