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3D Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.214, h-index: 10)
4OR: A Quarterly J. of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.073, h-index: 25)
AAPS J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.192, h-index: 74)
AAPS PharmSciTech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.718, h-index: 54)
Abdominal Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.723, h-index: 60)
Abhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Universitat Hamburg     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.447, h-index: 12)
Academic Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.492, h-index: 32)
Academic Questions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.135, h-index: 6)
Accreditation and Quality Assurance: J. for Quality, Comparability and Reliability in Chemical Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.378, h-index: 30)
Acoustical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.355, h-index: 20)
Acoustics Australia     Hybrid Journal  
Acta Analytica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.387, h-index: 6)
Acta Applicandae Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.624, h-index: 34)
Acta Biotheoretica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.419, h-index: 25)
Acta Diabetologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.318, h-index: 46)
Acta Endoscopica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.113, h-index: 8)
acta ethologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.465, h-index: 23)
Acta Geochimica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.294, h-index: 13)
Acta Geotechnica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.818, h-index: 22)
Acta Informatica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.524, h-index: 32)
Acta Mathematica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 8.021, h-index: 47)
Acta Mathematica Hungarica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.53, h-index: 29)
Acta Mathematica Sinica, English Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.406, h-index: 30)
Acta Mathematica Vietnamica     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.451, h-index: 5)
Acta Mathematicae Applicatae Sinica, English Series     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.22, h-index: 20)
Acta Mechanica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.898, h-index: 52)
Acta Mechanica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.426, h-index: 29)
Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.525, h-index: 18)
Acta Meteorologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.524, h-index: 14)
Acta Neurochirurgica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.833, h-index: 73)
Acta Neurologica Belgica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.348, h-index: 27)
Acta Neuropathologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 6.61, h-index: 117)
Acta Oceanologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 17)
Acta Parasitologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.581, h-index: 28)
Acta Physiologiae Plantarum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.551, h-index: 39)
Acta Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.658, h-index: 20)
Activitas Nervosa Superior     Hybrid Journal  
adhäsion KLEBEN & DICHTEN     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.103, h-index: 4)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.871, h-index: 15)
Adhesion Adhesives & Sealants     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.795, h-index: 40)
Adsorption     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.774, h-index: 52)
Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.319, h-index: 15)
Advances in Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.959, h-index: 44)
Advances in Computational Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.255, h-index: 44)
Advances in Contraception     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Data Analysis and Classification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 1.113, h-index: 14)
Advances in Gerontology     Partially Free   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.141, h-index: 3)
Advances in Health Sciences Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.397, h-index: 42)
Advances in Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.2, h-index: 4)
Advances in Polymer Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 0.637, h-index: 89)
Advances in Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.79, h-index: 44)
Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Aequationes Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.882, h-index: 23)
Aerobiologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.511, h-index: 36)
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.821, h-index: 49)
African Archaeological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.612, h-index: 24)
Afrika Matematika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.248, h-index: 6)
AGE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.358, h-index: 33)
Ageing Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.337, h-index: 10)
Aggiornamenti CIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aging Clinical and Experimental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.529, h-index: 55)
Agricultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.197, h-index: 49)
Agroforestry Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.64, h-index: 56)
Agronomy for Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.732, h-index: 59)
AI & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.171, h-index: 19)
AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.006, h-index: 71)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.706, h-index: 19)
Akupunktur & Aurikulomedizin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Algebra and Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.566, h-index: 18)
Algebra Universalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.388, h-index: 22)
Algebras and Representation Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.868, h-index: 20)
Algorithmica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.898, h-index: 56)
Allergo J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.183, h-index: 20)
Allergo J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Alpine Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.729, h-index: 20)
ALTEX : Alternatives to Animal Experimentation     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.392, h-index: 32)
AMBIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.094, h-index: 87)
American J. of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.864, h-index: 39)
American J. of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.237, h-index: 83)
American J. of Criminal Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.634, h-index: 13)
American J. of Cultural Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.283, h-index: 3)
American J. of Dance Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.175, h-index: 13)
American J. of Potato Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.558, h-index: 35)
American J. of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.293, h-index: 13)
American Sociologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.18, h-index: 13)
Amino Acids     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.362, h-index: 83)
AMS Review     Partially Free   (Followers: 4)
Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.21, h-index: 37)
Analysis and Mathematical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.665, h-index: 7)
Analysis in Theory and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Analysis of Verbal Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 1.096, h-index: 123)
Anatomical Science Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.301, h-index: 26)
Angewandte Schmerztherapie und Palliativmedizin     Hybrid Journal  
Angiogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.212, h-index: 69)
Animal Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.122, h-index: 55)
Annales françaises de médecine d'urgence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.156, h-index: 4)
Annales Henri Poincaré     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.377, h-index: 32)
Annales mathématiques du Québec     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Annali dell'Universita di Ferrara     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.504, h-index: 14)
Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.167, h-index: 26)
Annals of Behavioral Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 2.112, h-index: 98)
Annals of Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.182, h-index: 94)
Annals of Combinatorics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.849, h-index: 15)
Annals of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Annals of Dyslexia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.857, h-index: 40)
Annals of Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.686, h-index: 14)
Annals of Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.929, h-index: 57)
Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.136, h-index: 23)
Annals of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.117, h-index: 62)
Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.593, h-index: 42)
Annals of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.402, h-index: 26)
Annals of Nuclear Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.68, h-index: 45)
Annals of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.186, h-index: 78)
Annals of Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Annals of Regional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.405, h-index: 42)
Annals of Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.553, h-index: 8)
Annals of Surgical Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.902, h-index: 127)
Annals of Telecommunications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.315, h-index: 25)
Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.931, h-index: 31)
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.992, h-index: 87)
Apidologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.14, h-index: 57)
APOPTOSIS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.554, h-index: 87)
Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.354, h-index: 27)
Applications of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.274, h-index: 20)
Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 0.575, h-index: 80)
Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.267, h-index: 26)
Applied Cancer Research     Open Access  
Applied Categorical Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.361, h-index: 21)
Applied Composite Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 0.705, h-index: 35)
Applied Entomology and Zoology     Partially Free   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.554, h-index: 34)
Applied Geomatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.323, h-index: 9)
Applied Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.541, h-index: 13)
Applied Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.777, h-index: 43)
Applied Magnetic Resonance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.358, h-index: 34)
Applied Mathematics & Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.955, h-index: 33)
Applied Mathematics - A J. of Chinese Universities     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.275, h-index: 8)
Applied Mathematics and Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.37, h-index: 26)
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61, SJR: 1.262, h-index: 161)
Applied Physics A     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.535, h-index: 121)
Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.983, h-index: 104)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.677, h-index: 47)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.288, h-index: 15)
Applied Solar Energy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.251, h-index: 6)
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.351, h-index: 9)
Aquaculture Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 40)
Aquarium Sciences and Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aquatic Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.646, h-index: 44)
Aquatic Geochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.764, h-index: 39)
Aquatic Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.172, h-index: 53)
Arabian J. for Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.345, h-index: 20)
Arabian J. of Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.417, h-index: 16)
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.056, h-index: 15)
Archaeologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.397, h-index: 13)
Archiv der Mathematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.597, h-index: 29)
Archival Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56, SJR: 0.804, h-index: 22)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.28, h-index: 15)
Archive for Mathematical Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.946, h-index: 23)
Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 4.091, h-index: 66)
Archive of Applied Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.865, h-index: 40)
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 134)
Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.841, h-index: 40)
Archives of Dermatological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.9, h-index: 65)
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.846, h-index: 84)
Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.695, h-index: 47)
Archives of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.702, h-index: 85)
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.039, h-index: 56)
Archives of Osteoporosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.092, h-index: 13)
Archives of Sexual Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.198, h-index: 74)
Archives of Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.595, h-index: 76)
Archives of Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.086, h-index: 90)
Archives of Women's Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.264, h-index: 50)
Archivio di Ortopedia e Reumatologia     Hybrid Journal  
Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.2, h-index: 42)
ArgoSpine News & J.     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.102, h-index: 3)
Argumentation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 18)
Arid Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Arkiv för Matematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.948, h-index: 22)
Arnold Mathematical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Arthropod-Plant Interactions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.797, h-index: 17)
Arthroskopie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.145, h-index: 8)
Artificial Intelligence and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.288, h-index: 25)
Artificial Intelligence Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.948, h-index: 48)
Artificial Life and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 14)
Asia Europe J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.247, h-index: 9)
Asia Pacific Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.371, h-index: 17)
Asia Pacific J. of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.676, h-index: 50)
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.353, h-index: 13)
Asia-Pacific Financial Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.19, h-index: 15)
Asia-Pacific J. of Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.006, h-index: 14)
Asian Business & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.41, h-index: 10)
Asian J. of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.263, h-index: 8)
AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.681, h-index: 15)
AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.195, h-index: 5)
ästhetische dermatologie & kosmetologie     Full-text available via subscription  

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  • Flowering banker plants for the delivery of multiple agroecosystem
    • Authors: Mario V. Balzan
      Pages: 743 - 754
      Abstract: Ecosystem services provided by agricultural ecosystems include natural pest control and pollination, and these are important to ensure crop productivity. This study investigates the use of the banker plant Calendula officinalis L. to provide multiple ecosystem services by increasing the abundance of natural enemies for biological control of tomato pests, providing forage resources to wild bees, and improving crop yield. C. officinalis was selected for this experiment as it is used as a banker plant for Dicyphini (Hemiptera: Miridae) predators. Strips of flowering C. officinalis were established in the field edges of tomato fields and arthropod visitation to C. officinalis strips and tomato was measured. Crop damage from multiple pests of tomato was assessed in fields with C. officinalis strips and control sites. The contribution of pollination to crop yield was assessed through a pollinator exclusion experiment. The inclusion of C. officinalis in tomato fields was associated with increased abundance of Dicyphini, parasitoids, bees and other arthropod groups within these strips. A reduction in the total leaf crop damage from Lepidoptera pests was recorded in fields with C. officinalis strips. Increased fruit set and biomass were recorded in open-pollinated tomato but this was not significantly different between control and C. officinalis fields. Results presented here demonstrate that the inclusion of a companion plant can improve the conservation of beneficial arthropods and the delivery of agroecosystem services but efficacy is likely to be improved with the addition of plants, with different functional traits, and with improved attractiveness to crop pollinators.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s11829-017-9544-2
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2017)
  • Evaluation of trap crops for the management of wireworms in spring wheat
           in Montana
    • Authors: Ashish Adhikari; Gadi V. P. Reddy
      Pages: 755 - 766
      Abstract: The polyphagous larvae of click beetles (Coleoptera: Elateridae) are major pests of spring wheat in Montana, USA. Presently available insecticides are unable to provide control over wireworm populations, and the use of natural enemies has not been successful under field conditions. In this study, we examined the effect of seven trap crops: pea, lentil, canola, corn, durum, barley, and wheat, for their attractiveness to wireworms compared to spring wheat. Experimental plots were located in two commercial grain fields in Valier and Ledger, Montana, USA and the trials took place from May to August in 2015 and 2016. Wheat plants damaged by wireworms were recorded and their relative locations in wheat rows and adjacent trap crop rows within a plot were determined using destructive soil samples. In 2016, variable row spacing (0.25, 0.5, 0.75, and 1 m) between the trap crops (pea and lentil) and wheat was assessed. Shade house bioassays were conducted using potted pea, lentil, and wheat plants to support field trial results. Limonius californicus larvae, released at the center of each pot were sampled 4 and 10 days after sowing. Wheat intercropped with pea and lentil had significantly fewer damaged wheat plants. Wireworm numbers were lower in wheat intercropped with pea compared to the control for both locations and years. Shade house results corresponded with field results, with more wireworms collected from pea and lentil than wheat. In the spacing trials, wheat plant counts were also significantly higher when paired with pea and lentil, particularly at 0.5 m spacing. Regardless of inter-row spacing, significantly fewer wireworms were associated with wheat when intercropped with pea and lentil trap crops.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s11829-017-9533-5
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2017)
  • Physical and metabolic consequences of Hessian fly infestation are more
           severe on nonhost Brachypodium distachyon than on host-plant resistant
    • Authors: Andrea M. Hargarten; Jill A. Nemacheck; Subhashree Subramanyam; Xiangye Xiao; Brandon J. Schemerhorn; Christie E. Williams
      Pages: 767 - 783
      Abstract: Physical and metabolic changes were compared between the model grass, Brachypodium distachyon, and the Hessian fly host plant, wheat, after infestation. B. distachyon was determined to be a nonhost, where 13 lines were resistant to all infestations tested, yet it responded with characteristics of both host-plant resistant wheat and susceptible wheat. Similar to resistant wheat, B. distachyon completed development with no seed yield penalty imposed by Hessian fly infestation. Wheat and B. distachyon exhibited some degree of leaf stunting, but only of the leaves that were actively growing while the larvae were attempting to feed. Since resistant wheat killed all larvae within 3–5 days after egg hatch, only the lower leaves were stunted. In compensation for leaf stunting, infested resistant wheat underwent precocious initiation and accelerated growth of the upper leaves once the larvae had died. In contrast, larvae survived, without growing, on B. distachyon for much longer, some up to 46 days after egg hatch when the plant was senescing; consequently, all leaves of B. distachyon exhibited stunting, but to a lesser degree than leaves of susceptible wheat where the insects complete their life cycle. Transcript profiling of eight key genes, known to respond to Hessian fly in either resistant or susceptible wheat, demonstrated that B. distachyon exhibited responses intermediate between the compatible and incompatible interactions of wheat as well as both type I and type II nonhost resistance.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s11829-017-9542-4
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2017)
  • The effect of co-infestation by conspecific and heterospecific aphids on
           the feeding behaviour of Nasonovia ribisnigri on resistant and susceptible
           lettuce cultivars
    • Authors: Cindy J. M. ten Broeke; Marcel Dicke; Joop J. A. van Loon
      Pages: 785 - 796
      Abstract: Aphid saliva can suppress the blocking of sieve elements, a reaction that plants employ to inhibit aphid feeding, but aphid saliva can also elicit plant defence responses. Such plant responses might affect interactions between different aphid species and intraspecifically, e.g. among different biotypes. The objectives of our study were to investigate if feeding behaviour and performance of two biotypes of the lettuce aphid Nasonovia ribisnigri are affected by (1) feeding by the other biotype and (2) feeding by the green peach aphid Myzus persicae or the potato aphid Macrosiphum euphorbiae. Additionally the effect of feeding in a group was studied. All experiments were performed on both a resistant and an isogenic susceptible lettuce cultivar. Feeding or probing by conspecific or heterospecific aphids had different effects on Nasonovia ribisnigri biotypes. Aphids were only slightly affected by feeding or probing of the same biotype on both susceptible and resistant lettuce. N. ribisnigri virulent biotype Nr:1 suppressed the resistance against Nr:0 in the resistant cultivar. In contrast, defence was induced by Nr:1 against Nr:0 in susceptible lettuce. Co-infestation by M. euphorbiae and M. persicae had minor effects on Nr:0. Defence against Nr:1 was induced on both susceptible lettuce and resistant lettuce by Nr:0 and M. euphorbiae. Additionally, M. persicae induced defence in resistant lettuce against Nr:1. Effectors in the saliva of Nr:1 aphids are likely responsible for the defence suppression in lettuce. Identification of these effectors could lead to a better understanding of the mechanism of virulence in N. ribisnigri.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s11829-017-9530-8
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2017)
  • Development and feeding behavior of Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner)
           (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on different sunflower genotypes under laboratory
    • Authors: Caio Cesar Truzi; Natalia Fernanda Vieira; Valéria Lucas de Laurentis; Alessandra Marieli Vacari; Sergio Antonio De Bortoli
      Pages: 797 - 805
      Abstract: The aim of this study was to assess the biological aspects and food preferences of Helicoverpa armigera fed different sunflower genotypes and an artificial diet. Tests were performed under multiple-choice and no-choice conditions to evaluate the biological characteristics of H. armigera. In addition, the biological data obtained were used to determine parameters of fertility life tables. The results showed that H. armigera does not have a feeding preference among the sunflower genotypes tested. The larval period on sunflower ranged from 15.0 to 16.2 days. The maximum fecundity on sunflower was 542.6 eggs/female and that on the artificial diet was 794.5 eggs/female. In general, insects feeding on Helio 250 consumed greater quantities of leaves, had higher survival until the end of the pupal stage, displayed high population growth rates, and had low population doubling times, suggesting that in the field populations will achieve greater population densities when fed on Helio 250. Insects that fed on CF101 consumed smaller leaf areas, had lower survival until the end of the pupal stage, lower fertility rates, and lower population growth rates, and may also have displayed lower population densities and smaller reductions in field productivity. This insect developed best on an artificial diet in comparison to sunflower genotypes studied.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s11829-017-9534-4
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2017)
  • Examination of dogbane beetle ( Chrysochus auratus ) feeding and phenology
           on spreading dogbane, and considerations for biological control
    • Authors: Megan C. MacEachern-Balodis; Nathan S. Boyd; Scott N. White; G. Christopher Cutler
      Pages: 807 - 814
      Abstract: We carried out experiments that considered the feeding, phenology, and biocontrol potential of dogbane beetle, Chrysochus auratus, on spreading dogbane, Apocynum androsaemifolium, a native perennial weed in lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium). In no-choice host-feeding experiments, adult beetles did not feed upon common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), periwinkle (Vinca minor), wild raisin (Viburnum cassenoides), and lowbush blueberry, all plants related to spreading dogbane or found around lowbush blueberry fields. In a field experiment, significant decreases in spreading dogbane total and foliar weight occurred at a density of 16 beetles per ramet, but not at lower beetle densities. In our Nova Scotia (NS) field sites, beetles were present for 8–12 weeks, beginning in late June or early July (225–335 growing degree days, GDD). Beetle abundance peaked at 4–7 beetles/m2 and occurred at 357–577 GDD, which temporally coincides with the incidence of mature spreading dogbane plants in the field. The results suggest that although inundations of C. auratus could cause significant defoliation of spreading dogbane, natural populations of the beetle probably could not satisfactorily suppress development of this weed as a stand-alone control tactic. Conservation and augmentation of C. auratus populations should nonetheless be encouraged in integrated management programs for spreading dogbane.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s11829-017-9535-3
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2017)
  • What signals do herbivore-induced plant volatiles provide conspecific
    • Authors: Subhash Shivaramu; Pagadala Damodaram Kamala Jayanthi; Vivek Kempraj; Raghavendra Anjinappa; Bakthavatsalam Nandagopal; Akshay Kumar Chakravarty
      Pages: 815 - 823
      Abstract: Herbivore-induced plant volatiles (HIPVs) have been opined as ‘indirect or direct defenses’ of plants and are extensively studied. In contrast, HIPVs may also indicate that plant defenses have been overcome by herbivores infesting the plant; however, studies on this aspect have so far received little attention. Using the interaction of Capsicum annum (Bell pepper) with its pest Scirtothrips dorsalis (Chilli thrips) as a model system, we studied the role of HIPVs in this selected insect–plant interaction. Multiple-choice olfactometer assays with headspace volatiles collected from different growth stages of un-infested C. annum plants represented by pre-flowering (PF), flowering (FL) and fruiting stages (FR) proved FR volatiles to be highly attractive to S. dorsalis. Further, FR plants were infested with S. dorsalis adults and HIPVs released by infested plants were collected and subjected to multiple-choice olfactometer bioassays. Thrips were significantly attracted to HIPVs than to headspace volatiles of un-infested FR plants or thrips body odour. Coupled GC-EAG with S. dorsalis and HIPVs or FR plant volatile revealed specific compounds that elicited an EAG response. Individual EAG-active compounds were less attractive to thrips, however, synthetic blends of EAG-active compounds at the ratio similar to headspace samples were found to be highly attractive. However, when given a choice between synthetic blends of HIPVs and FR, thrips were significantly attracted to synthetic blend of HIPVs. Our study provides empirical data on signals HIPVs may provide to conspecific herbivores and suggests that the role of HIPVs, mostly generalized as defense, may vary based on the interaction and must be studied closely to understand their ecological functions.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s11829-017-9536-2
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2017)
  • A functional response evaluation of pre-infestation with Bemisia tabaci
           cryptic species MEAM1 on predation by Propylea japonica of Myzus persicae
           on host plant tomatoes
    • Authors: Fan Yang; Xiao-Ling Tan; Fang-Hua Liu; Su Wang; Ju-Lian Chen; Tu-Yong Yi
      Pages: 825 - 832
      Abstract: Herbivore feeding on host plants may induce defense responses of the plant which influence other herbivores and interacting species in the vicinity, such as natural enemies. The present work evaluated the impact of pre-infestation with the tobacco whitefly Bemisia tabaci cryptic species MEAM 1, on the predation ability of the ladybird Propylea japonica, to the green peach aphid Myzus persicae, on tomato plants. The results show that B. tabaci pre-infestation density, duration, and leaf position, can impact prey consumed by P. japonica under various aphid densities. The aphids consumed by P. japonica in each treatment were fit using the Holling type II functional response equation. The predatory efficiency (a/T h) of P. japonica was the highest in the treatment with 60 aphids and 48-h infestation directly on damaged leaves. The predatory efficiencies of P. japonica decreased with a reduction of pre-infestation density and duration. We also observed that pre-infestation on young and undamaged leaves increased predation by P. japonica.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s11829-017-9537-1
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2017)
  • Dynamics of host plant selection and host-switching by silver-spotted
           skipper caterpillars
    • Authors: Laura C. Rosenwald; John T. Lill; Eric. M. Lind; Martha R. Weiss
      Pages: 833 - 842
      Abstract: Investigations of host plant selection in herbivorous arthropods have emphasized the importance of oviposition site selection by adults; however, a more complete picture of this process requires additional consideration of the factors influencing host plant choice during the immature feeding stages. We conducted a series of larval choice experiments to examine both the innate and induced preferences of larvae of the Silver-spotted skipper (Epargyreus clarus L.) on three commonly used hosts (Wisteria, Robinia, and Pueraria). Late instar E. clarus larvae reared on each of the three host plants displayed an overall pattern of innate preferences that correlated well with larval performance measures and reflected differences in foliar nutrient concentrations. Larval preferences were also influenced by rearing host species, indicating a role for feeding-induced preferences. When larvae reared on low-quality Wisteria for the first four instars were switched to higher quality Pueraria for the final instar, they developed more quickly and attained significantly higher pupal mass than larvae maintained on Wisteria throughout development. Similarly, larvae switched from Pueraria to Wisteria for the final instar suffered increased development time and produced significantly smaller pupae than those maintained on Pueraria throughout. Thus host-switching, particularly during the more mobile final instars, appears to offer larvae an opportunity to recoup fitness losses associated with early development on a low-quality host. For an equal amount of consumption, larvae feeding on Pueraria gained 50% more mass than those feeding on Wisteria, reflecting measured differences in foliar nitrogen concentration; despite these overall differences in quality, larval growth efficiency was similar among hosts. Especially in the age of common exotic plant introductions, a full understanding of the behavioral component of host selection by herbivorous insects requires appreciation of the dynamic role that immatures can play in host selection and use.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s11829-017-9538-0
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2017)
  • A test of concordance in community structure between leafhoppers and
           grasslands in the central Tien Shan Mountains
    • Authors: John B. Taft; Christopher H. Dietrich
      Pages: 843 - 859
      Abstract: Leafhoppers and related Auchenorrhynchous Hemiptera (AH) are among the most diverse grassland herbivores, and many have been linked inexorably to grassland vegetation through diet and shelter for millions of years. Are AH–plant communities in natural grasslands tightly integrated, how does the interaction differ across major ecological gradients, and do habitat or environmental factors explain the most variance in AH community structure' These questions have implications for the conservation of biodiversity and in evaluating effects of a warming climate. Using grasslands of the central Tien Shan Mountains as a natural laboratory, we examine whether AH species assemblages are concordant with vegetation in terms of community structure using closely associated species-level samples. Data were recorded from a nearly 3000-m elevation gradient crossing four arid and three montane grassland vegetation classes. We found elements of AH–plant community classification and structure to be closely correlated except for at the arid–montane habitat transition where a small group of widespread AH species were significant indicators for vegetation classes in both major grassland types. AH species richness and abundance are positively correlated with plant species density and percent cover and, correspondingly, peak at mid-elevations in association with montane grasslands. While overall elevation (and covariate mean annual temperature) explains the most variance in AH species assemblages, the sum total of habitat factors explain more variance than environmental factors when arid and montane grasslands were examined separately, but environmental factors are co-equal with habitat factors when the grassland types are combined. Unexplained variance in the AH community assemblages, attributable to individualistic species responses to environmental and habitat factors, slightly exceeds the total accounted for by the model.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s11829-017-9539-z
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2017)
  • Characterization of resistance to the bean weevil Acanthoscelides obtectus
           Say, 1831 (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) in common bean genotypes
    • Authors: Edson L. L. Baldin; Fernando M. Lara; Roberto S. Camargo; Luiz E. R. Pannuti
      Pages: 861 - 870
      Abstract: The bean weevil Acanthoscelides obtectus (Say, 1831) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) is one of the most serious pests of stored beans worldwide because of the damage it causes to grains within warehouses. The use of resistant genotypes may offer a control strategy for this pest. In the current study, we screened common bean genotypes of Andean American and Mesoamerican origin in laboratory and greenhouse bioassays to select the most promising beans for resistance to the bean weevil. In the laboratory, we evaluated number of eggs, period of development (egg-adult), number of emerged adults, dry weight of adults, and weight of consumed grains. In the greenhouse, number of pods per plant and number of grains per pod were evaluated. We also assessed the percentages of damaged pods per plant and damaged grains per pod. Combining the results obtained in the laboratory and greenhouse assays, the common bean genotypes Arc.1, Arc.2, Arc.1S, Arc.5S, and Arc.3S were identified as resistance expressing antibiosis against A. obtectus. The lowest percentages of damaged pods were found in the Arc.1 and Arc.1S genotypes, and their resistance to damage was apparently morphological (antixenotic) because they possessed structures that prevented contact between larvae and grains. The use of resistant genotypes in combination with other techniques may improve management of the weevil. Additionally, the resistant genotypes identified here can be used in breeding programs to develop common bean lines with resistance to A. obtectus.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s11829-017-9540-6
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2017)
  • Artificial rainfall increases herbivory on an externally defended forb
    • Authors: Eric F. LoPresti
      Pages: 871 - 874
      Abstract: Plants have a variety of herbivore resistance traits, including a diverse array of chemicals, either inside plant tissues or on plant surfaces. External chemical defenses are common and widespread, though understudied as a class. One potential selective force on these defenses is their potential for abiotic dislodgement given their exposed position. I tested whether abiotic removal (artificial rainfall) leads to increased herbivory in the annual chenopod Atriplex rosea. This plant, like other chenopods, has specialized secretory trichomes, which secrete water-soluble herbivore resistance compounds onto the plant’s surfaces. Consistent with this hypothesis, I found significantly greater chewing herbivory in plants which received artificial rainfall compared to no-rainfall controls and a below-leaf water control. This simple experiment demonstrates that abiotic factors can directly change the efficacy of a resistance trait.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s11829-017-9541-5
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2017)
  • Divergence among generalist herbivores: the Frankliniella schultzei
           species complex in Australia (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)
    • Authors: James Hereward; Jayome A. Hutchinson; Graham A. McCulloch; Rehan Silva; Gimme H. Walter
      Pages: 875 - 887
      Abstract: Understanding and interpreting the host plant interactions of “generalist” herbivorous insects requires that species limits are accurately defined, as such taxa frequently harbour cryptic species with restricted host use. We tested for the presence of cryptic species across different host plant species in Australian Frankliniella schultzei using a combination of gene sequencing and newly developed microsatellite markers. We detect deep divergence between three colour morphs (black, brown and yellow) but no discordance between mitochondrial and nuclear genes in areas of sympatry, indicating the presence of at least three species in Australia (and potentially six globally). Microsatellite markers were developed for the brown species but could not be amplified in the black or yellow species because the divergence between them is too great. When applied to six populations across Queensland and New South Wales the microsatellites showed high levels of gene flow across thrips collected from Gossypium hirsutum (cotton), Hibiscus rosa-sinensis and Malvaviscus arboreus, and over distances of at least 950 km, indicating considerable movement by these insects and no host-associated genetic differentiation in the brown species. Significantly, the divergence between the three species in Australia was not associated with any noticeable host specialisation. The substantial overlap in geographical distribution and host plant range raises questions about the process of speciation in generalist insects. Our results provide the basis from which detailed quantification of relative host use can be conducted for each species within the F. schultzei complex; this next step is crucial to fully understanding the host plant relationships of each and, thus, the basis of their speciation.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s11829-017-9543-3
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2017)
  • Multiple plant traits influence community composition of insect
           herbivores: a comparison of two understorey shrubs
    • Authors: Renae J. Forbes; Simon J. Watson; Martin J. Steinbauer
      Pages: 889 - 899
      Abstract: Structural and nutritional plant traits influence the ability of insect herbivores to locate, consume and persist on their hosts yet it is uncommon for ecologists to consider how multiple plant traits influence insect community composition. We sampled herbivorous insects on two understorey shrub species common to eucalypt forests of south-eastern Australia, namely Cassinia arcuata (Asteraceae) and Daviesia ulicifolia (Fabaceae). Regression analyses were used to assess the relative influence of plant structure (canopy volume), nutritional quality (macronutrients and total phenolics) and plant productivity (leaf litter) on insect abundance and species richness. Total N content of D. ulicifolia was significantly higher than C. arcuata, while the concentrations of P, K, Ca and Mg were higher in C. arcuata. Total phenolics and leaf litter were significantly lower in D. ulicifolia compared to C. arcuata. Insect composition was similar between the two shrubs but C. arcuata supported greater abundances. Canopy volume and the macronutrients P and Ca were important predictors of insect abundance on C. arcuata, whereas canopy volume alone, but neither plant productivity nor macronutrients, influenced the abundance of insects on D. ulicifolia. Ca was an important predictor of insect species richness on C. arcuata and P was an important predictor on D. ulicifolia. By quantifying a range of plant traits, we have provided an understanding of factors likely to influence the composition of herbivorous insects inhabiting these two shrubs. Traits including leaf architecture, foliar morphology and volatile terpenoids may yet explain the greater number of insects on C. arcuata since they influence the availability of microhabitats and apparency of host plants.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s11829-017-9545-1
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2017)
  • 1 H NMR analysis of Citrus macrophylla subjected to Asian citrus psyllid (
           Diaphorina citri Kuwayama) feeding
    • Authors: Elizabeth Chin; Kris Godfrey; MaryLou Polek; Carolyn Slupsky
      Pages: 901 - 909
      Abstract: The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) is a phloem-feeding insect that can host and transmit the bacterium Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas), which is the putative causative agent of the economically important citrus disease, Huanglongbing (HLB). ACP are widespread in Florida, and are spreading in California; they are the primary mode of CLas transmission in citrus groves. To understand the effects of ACP feeding, different numbers of ACP [0 ACP (control), 5 ACP (low), 15–20 ACP (medium), and 25–30 ACP (high)] were allowed to feed on Citrus macrophylla greenhouse plants. After 7 days of feeding, leaves were collected and analyzed using 1H NMR. Metabolite concentrations from leaves of trees with ACP feeding had higher variability than control trees. Many metabolites were higher in concentration in the low ACP feeding group relative to control; however, leaves from trees with high ACP feeding had lower concentrations of many metabolites relative to control, including many amino acids such as phenylalanine, arginine, isoleucine, valine, threonine, and leucine. These results suggest ACP density-dependent changes in primary metabolism that can be measured by 1H NMR. The implications in plant defense are discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s11829-017-9546-0
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2017)
  • The invasive herb Lupinus polyphyllus attracts bumblebees but reduces
           total arthropod abundance
    • Authors: Satu Ramula; Jouni Sorvari
      Pages: 911 - 918
      Abstract: Invasive plant species generally reduce the abundance and diversity of local plant species, which may translate into alterations at higher tropic levels, such as arthropods. Due to the diverse functional roles of arthropods in the ecosystems, it is critical to understand how arthropod communities are affected by plant invasions. Here, we investigated the impact of the invasive ornamental herb Lupinus polyphyllus (Lindl.) on arthropod communities during its main flowering period in southwestern Finland over two years. The total number of arthropods was about 46% smaller at the invaded sites than at the uninvaded sites in both study years, and this difference was mainly due to a lower abundance of beetles, Diptera, Lepidoptera, and ants. However, the number of bumblebees (particularly Bombus lucorum) was about twice as high at invaded sites compared with uninvaded sites, even though bumblebee richness did not differ between sites. There was no statistically significant difference between invaded and uninvaded sites in the abundances of the other arthropod groups considered (Hymenoptera (excluding bumblebees and ants), Hemiptera, and Arachnida). In addition, L. polyphyllus affected the relative abundance of four arthropod groups, with the order Lepidoptera being less common at invaded sites than at uninvaded sites, while the opposite was true for bumblebees, Hemiptera, and Arachnida. Overall, these results demonstrate that the negative impact of L. polyphyllus on biodiversity goes beyond its own trophic level, suggesting that this species has the potential to alter the abundance of different arthropod groups and, consequently, the structure of arthropod communities at a large scale.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s11829-017-9547-z
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2017)
  • Ant-partners play a minor role on occurrence of the myrmecophilous
           butterfly Leptotes cassius in its host plant
    • Authors: Alexandra Bächtold; Kleber Del-Claro
      Abstract: Ant-related oviposition in facultatively myrmecophilous lycaenid butterflies is common, but not universal. In fact, our knowledge of ant-related oviposition in lycaenids is based on some common species (e.g., Rekoa marius, Allosmaitia strophius, Parrhasius polibetes), which limits generalizations about these systems. In this study, we experimentally investigated whether the oviposition pattern of the florivorous lycaenid Leptotes cassius was influenced by the presence of Camponotus ants and whether larvae were attended, rather than attacked, by ants. This might be evidence of myrmecophily. Both L. cassius and Camponotus ants occur on Bionia coriacea, an extrafloral nectaried legume shrub that grows in the Brazilian cerrado. Plants were randomly assigned to ant-present and ant-excluded treatments and were observed twice throughout the short reproductive season. Larvae of L. cassius were tended by ants, whose attendance was characterized by active antennation on the last body segments of the caterpillars. Therefore, Camponotus can be considered a partner of L. cassius. Lycaenid abundance was on average 1.9- and 1.21-fold higher in plants with ants in each sampling period, respectively, indicating a tendency of L. cassius to occur in plants with ants. Nonetheless, results were not statistically significant, suggesting that in this case ants are not a major cue for lycaenid oviposition. In many ant–lycaenid mutualisms, butterfly immatures benefit from reduced parasitism rates. However, no L. cassius immature, regardless of ant presence or absence, was parasitized. Furthermore, larvae may occur inside flower buds that may provide protection from natural enemies; thus, ants may not be required for immature protection.
      PubDate: 2017-11-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s11829-017-9586-5
  • Role of the Rutin and Genistein Flavonoids in Soybean Resistance to
           Piezodorus guildinii (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
    • Authors: José P. F. Bentivenha; Vinícius F. Canassa; Edson L. L. Baldin; Milena G. Borguini; Giuseppina P. P. Lima; André L. Lourenção
      Abstract: The stink bug complex includes some of the most important soybean pests worldwide. Among these insects, Piezodorus guildinii (Westwood) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) is known for the severe damage it can cause and for its resistance to chemical management. Host plant resistance is considered as an important tool in the management of these pests. In particular, plant flavonoids, such as genistein and rutin, have been identified as compounds that might negatively affect the development of some pests; however, the effects of these compounds on some stink bug species are still unclear. We tested the resistance of soybean genotypes by evaluating the growth and survival of P. guildinii under laboratory conditions. In addition, the amounts of genistein and rutin were quantified in both infested and non-infested genotypes. The PI 274453, PI 274454, PI 227687, PI 229358, ‘IAC 100′, and ‘IAC 19′ genotypes showed antibiosis to P. guildinii. The genistein and rutin flavonoids appear to play a role in the resistance of these genotypes against P. guildinii; specifically, PI 274453, PI 274454, and ‘IAC 100′ showed induced resistance against the insect. Other defence mechanisms or flavonoids might be involved in resistance in the L1-1-01 and PI 171451 genotypes. These results help us better understand the role of flavonoids in plant defence mechanisms and might prove useful in breeding programmes aimed at developing resistant soybean plants.
      PubDate: 2017-11-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s11829-017-9578-5
  • Invasive brown marmorated stink bug Halyomorpha halys (Stål)
           (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in Russia, Abkhazia, and Serbia: history of
           invasion, range expansion, early stages of establishment, and first
           records of damage to local crops
    • Authors: Dmitry L. Musolin; Aleksandra Konjević; Natalia N. Karpun; Vilena Ye. Protsenko; Lesik Ya. Ayba; Aida Kh. Saulich
      Abstract: Halyomorpha halys is native to Asia, but was recently accidentally introduced to North America and Europe. This species was recorded for the first time in Russia in 2013 (2014) and in both Serbia and Abkhazia in 2015. In 2015–2017, we conducted surveys in Russia, Serbia, and Abkhazia and found that H. halys had not only successfully survived its first winters in new regions, but also started to establish locally, spread, increase populations, and damage local crops. In Sochi (Russia) and Abkhazia, H. halys was recorded to feed on 32 species and cultivars from 16 plants families. In Serbia, it has so far been observed on only four species from four plant families. H. halys is already widely spread in Abkhazia and causes serious damage to many crops: in 2016, the yield of peach, mandarin orange, persimmon and other crops fell down by 13.2–87.4% if compared to the long-term means of yield. The losses are likely to be mostly caused by feeding of H. halys. We conclude that H. halys was accidentally introduced to Russia in 2012–2013 most likely with woody plants imported to Sochi from Italy or Greece for urban landscaping before the 2014 Winter Olympics. The species established in Sochi and quickly moved to Krasnodar (Russia), Abkhazia, and beyond—to Georgia. Populations in Serbia most likely arrived in 2015 traveling on railway cars or in commodities on the Bucharest–Belgrade railway line. We discuss phenology and prospects of further expansion of H. halys in Europe.
      PubDate: 2017-11-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s11829-017-9583-8
  • Ecostacking: maximising the benefits of ecosystem services
    • Authors: Heikki MT Hokkanen
      PubDate: 2017-10-16
      DOI: 10.1007/s11829-017-9575-8
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