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Entomologia Generalis
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.395
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ISSN (Print) 0171-8177
Published by Schweizerbart Science Publishers Homepage  [20 journals]
  • Introduction and acclimation of Torymus sinensis in the South of Italy
    • Abstract: Introduction and acclimation of Torymus sinensis in the South of ItalyCascone, Pasquale; Carpenito, Simona; Iodice, Luigi; Raimo, Sonia; Guerrieri, Emilio
      Entomologia Generalis, (2018), p. 93 - 101 The Asian Gall Wasp Dryocosmus kuriphilus was accidentally introduced into Italy in 2004. Since then it has spread all over the peninsula where chestnut represents an economic important fruit crop. In 2005 the pest arrived in Campania, where about 40% of Italian and 25% of European chestnut production is concentrated, with devastating consequences. For its control, the exotic parasitoid Torymus sinensis has been introduced from 2009 onward, but so far no survey has been completed to assess its acclimation and, most of all, the level of its activity. In this note data on releasing sites and parasitism rate for the control of D. kuriphilus in Campania are reported. We show that the parasitoid well established in a region characterized by mild winters and warm summers, reaching a good level of presence in several sites of the main area of chestnut production which is concentrated in the provinces of Avellino and Salerno. We confirmed the ability of this parasitoid in moving away from releasing sites following its host. In fact, its presence was recorded in an area where only one release was performed. As expected, the larger releases were followed by higher parasitism rates with some exceptions. The presence and activity of T. sinensis recorded had played a pivotal role in the drastic reduction of D. kuriphilus in Campania within only 5 years from the application of a territorial biocontrol program supported by the local government. Information reported are useful for future AGW management.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Effect of the frequency and magnitude of extreme temperature on the life
           history traits of the large cotton aphid, Acyrthosiphon gossypii
           (Hemiptera: Aphididae): implications for their population dynamics under
           global warming
    • Abstract: Effect of the frequency and magnitude of extreme temperature on the life history traits of the large cotton aphid, Acyrthosiphon gossypii (Hemiptera: Aphididae): implications for their population dynamics under global warmingGao, Guizhen; Feng, Likai; Perkins, Lynda E.; Sharma, Shashi; Lu, Zhaozhi
      Entomologia Generalis, (2018), p. 103 - 113 Models of global climate change predict a greater frequency and magnitude of extreme temperature events and this will have biological consequences. Aphids are vulnerable to climate warming because ambient temperature strongly affects their life history traits. We used the large cotton aphid (Acyrthosiphon gossypii M.) as a model insect to provide insights into the responses of mid-latitude (temperate zone) aphids exposed to high temperature events. The developmental time, survival and fecundity of individual A. gossypii were measured under five temperature regimes. Even though the mean daily temperature was the same (24 °C) for all temperature regimes, the impact of temperature fluctuations to extreme levels (36 °C) on aphid fitness was clearly different to the impact of constant temperature. Negative effects on the aphid’s life history traits occurred under all four fluctuating temperature regimes. Our study shows that cooler intervals may help the insect to tolerate potentially lethal high temperatures under naturally occurring conditions. The results will help us to understand the changes to aphid population dynamics likely to be associated with global warming in the future, and to design management practices for this pest species in cotton-growing areas in mid-latitudes such as central Asia.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Dispersal pattern of Bradysia odoriphaga populations in Shandong, China as
           revealed by microsatellite markers: implications of human activities
    • Abstract: Dispersal pattern of Bradysia odoriphaga populations in Shandong, China as revealed by microsatellite markers: implications of human activitiesQu, Wan-Mei; Tai, Shu-Lei; Zhang, Cun-Huan; Wang, Lei; Li, Li-Li; Chu, Dong; Yu, Yi
      Entomologia Generalis, (2018), p. 115 - 127 Although Bradysia odoriphaga (Diptera: Sciaridae) is a well-known, economically important pest of Chinese chive, Allium tuberosum (Asparagales: Amaryllidaceae), little is known regarding the population dynamics of this pest in the field. To identify the gene flow in field populations of this pest, the genetic structure of ten populations collected from Shandong Province, China were analyzed using eight microsatellite loci. The results demonstrated that the genetic diversity of B. odoriphaga populations in the region are not drastically different (e.g. the He values ranged from 0.2627 to 0.3907). There was no significant heterozygosity excess in any of the populations under the IAM, TPM, or SMM models. The B. odoriphaga populations in the region can be grouped into two genetic clusters based on BAPS software. There were no significant differences between the Fst values in any of the populations. Additionally, no significant relationship was found between Fst and geographical distance. These results suggest that there is extensive gene flow between the populations in this region, which is likely associated with human activities. The results provide insight into the dispersal pattern of this pest in field settings in Shandong, China. It is hoped that this information will aid in the area-widely sustainable management of this economically important pest.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +000
       
  • First records of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera:
           Noctuidae), in Senegal
    • Abstract: First records of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), in SenegalBrévault, Thierry; Ndiaye, Awa; Badiane, Djibril; Bal, Amadou Bocar; Sembène, Mbacké; Silvie, Pierre; Haran, Julien
      Entomologia Generalis, (2018), p. 129 - 142 The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, is a serious invasive pest of the family Noctuidae (Lepidoptera) and given its broad host range, has the potential to cause severe yield losses in many economically important crops, especially maize. Native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas, the pest was first detected in Africa (Nigeria) in January 2016. Here, we report the first records of this invasive pest in the westernmost part of West Africa (Senegal) where both ‘rice’ and ‘maize’ moth strains were identified. The species was unambiguously identified based on morphological traits and molecular analyses. Implications of this new threat to crop production and solutions for sustainable management are discussed.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Resource partitioning between closely related carrion beetles:
           Thanatophilus sinuatus (F.) and Thanatophilus rugosus (L.) (Coleoptera:
           Silphidae)
    • Abstract: Resource partitioning between closely related carrion beetles: Thanatophilus sinuatus (F.) and Thanatophilus rugosus (L.) (Coleoptera: Silphidae)Frątczak-Łagiewska, Katarzyna; Matuszewskia, Szymon
      Entomologia Generalis, (2018), p. 143 - 156 Two closely related beetle species Thanatophilus sinuatus and Thanatophilus rugosus (Silphidae: Silphinae) were studied with regard to seasonality, carcass colonization time, habitat and carcass size preferences based on the analyses of presence and abundance of third instar larvae on exposed pig carcasses. Presence of T. rugosus larvae was recorded only to mid-June whereas larvae of T. sinuatus were collected up to August. The species revealed no differences in pattern of carcass colonization. T. sinuatus was found to breed mostly in open and sunlit areas contrary to T. rugosus which was collected mainly in alder forest. A significant linear increase in larval abundance with an increase in carcass mass was found in the case of T. sinuatus. No such relationship was found in the case of T. rugosus. Current results demonstrate that habitat type and seasonality are factors which separate T. sinuatus and T. rugosus.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Impact of nitrogen and potassium fertilization regimes on the biology of
           the tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta
    • Abstract: Impact of nitrogen and potassium fertilization regimes on the biology of the tomato leaf miner Tuta absolutaBlazhevski, Simon; Kalaitzaki, Argyro P.; Tsagkarakis, Antonios E.
      Entomologia Generalis, (2018), p. 157 - 174 The tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), one one of the most important lepidopteran pests of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.), was first introduced from South America into Spain in 2006. It has spread rapidly throughout the Mediterranean Basin, now threatens glasshouse production in Northern Europe. It is known that plant nutrient inputs may trigger bottom-up effects the performance of insect herbivores that feed on the plants. In this study, tomato plants fertilized with varying levels of nitrogen (N) and potassium (K) were used to study the effects of fertilization on the developmental rate, survival, reproduction and intrinsic rate of increase of T. absoluta. We found that T. absoluta that developed on tomato leaves from the plants treated with “high N – high K” as well as “high N – low K” had a significantly shorter development time and laid more eggs. Similarly, T. absoluta that fed on the leaves with high N – high K fertilization had a higher intrinsic rate of increase and net reproductive rate, and lower mean generation time and population doubling time. Varying K input did not affect all the biological traits of T. absoluta. Moreover, varying N-K treatments did not affect the adult longevity, preoviposition period and oviposition period. This information may be helpful to predict the population dynamics of T. absoluta and to slow its development by fertilization manipulation. Our current findings, combined with biological control, host plant resistance and other cultural practices, may be useful for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs against this pest.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Impact of nitrogen and potassium fertilization regimes on the biology of
           the tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta
    • Abstract: Impact of nitrogen and potassium fertilization regimes on the biology of the tomato leaf miner Tuta absolutaBlazhevski, Simon; Kalaitzaki, Argyro P.; Tsagkarakis, Antonios E.
      Entomologia Generalis, (2018), p. - The tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), one one of the most important lepidopteran pests of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.), was first introduced from South America into Spain in 2006. It has spread rapidly throughout the Mediterranean Basin, now threatens glasshouse production in Northern Europe. It is known that plant nutrient inputs may trigger bottom-up effects the performance of insect herbivores that feed on the plants. In this study, tomato plants fertilized with varying levels of nitrogen (N) and potassium (K) were used to study the effects of fertilization on the developmental rate, survival, reproduction and intrinsic rate of increase of T. absoluta. We found that T. absoluta that developed on tomato leaves from the plants treated with “high N – high K” as well as “high N – low K” had a significantly shorter development time and laid more eggs. Similarly, T. absoluta that fed on the leaves with high N – high K fertilization had a higher intrinsic rate of increase and net reproductive rate, and lower mean generation time and population doubling time. Varying K input did not affect all the biological traits of T. absoluta. Moreover, varying N-K treatments did not affect the adult longevity, preoviposition period and oviposition period. This information may be helpful to predict the population dynamics of T. absoluta and to slow its development by fertilization manipulation. Our current findings, combined with biological control, host plant resistance and other cultural practices, may be useful for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs against this pest.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Population development of rice black bug, Scotinophara latiuscula
           (Breddin), under varying nitrogen in a field experiment
    • Abstract: Population development of rice black bug, Scotinophara latiuscula (Breddin), under varying nitrogen in a field experimentHorgan, F.G.; Vu, Q.; Bernal, C.C.; Ramal, A.F.; Villegas, J.M.; Almazan, M.L.P.
      Entomologia Generalis, (2018), p. 19 - 33 The effects of nitrogenous fertilizers on black bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) colonization and population development in rice fields has not been studied previously. This study reports on the distribution of adults, eggs and nymphs of the black bug, Scotinophara latiuscula (Breddin) during a seasonal outbreak in a rice (Oryza sativa L.) yield experiment that varied nitrogen application rates. Plots at the edge of the experimental field had higher black bug densities. Adult distribution was only weakly affected by nitrogen level. Densities of egg-masses and nymphs increased linearly with increasing nitrogen rates. Nymph development was also more advanced under high nitrogen. Oviposition was highest on larger plants with high grain numbers (actively filling grain), but was otherwise unaffected by the varieties in the experiment. Our results indicate that the build-up of black bug populations in rice is influenced by nitrogen fertilizer rates mainly acting on egg-laying and nymph development.
      PubDate: Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Editorial – A new era for Entomologia Generalis
    • Abstract: Editorial – A new era for Entomologia GeneralisDesneux, Nicolas; Biondi, Antonio
      Entomologia Generalis, (2017), p. 1 - 5 Entomologia Generalis is an international journal publishing high quality research articles for almost four decades on advances in basic and applied entomology. The journal, initially named Entomologia Germanica (Gustav Fischer Verlag), was founded in 1978 by Prof. Wilhelm Steffan. With volume five the former name was changed to Entomologia Generalis. From 1983 to 2013 the journal was published by E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, under the ownership and editorship of Prof. W. Steffan. In 2013, at the age of 80, Prof. W. Steffan decided to hand over the journal to Schweizerbart and Prof. Hannes Paulus took over as interim Editor-in-Chief. The importance of the journal has been growing throughout its history, and is currently indexed in main key international scientific databases.
      Since 1997 it is indexed in the Web of Science database under the subject category of Entomology. This was achieved by the journal’s editors, who served with crucial commitment and passion for entomological science. In 2016, the journal started writing a new page to the story, with Prof. H. Paulus and associate editors stepping down from their editor positions and the editorial board being entirely renewed on the impulse of Dr. Nicolas Desneux, the newly appointed Editor-in-Chief. The new editorial team deeply acknowledges the accomplishments of the previous boards over the past decades, which undoubtedly contributed to establishing the journal’s worldwide reputation in general and applied entomology. All new editors sincerely thank the previous editorial teams for the work carried out and the achievements reached so far.
      As of 2018, the new Entomologia Generalis editorial team is composed of the Editor-in-Chief and a board of more than twenty Associate Editors (http://www. schweizerbart.de/journals/entomologia/editorialboard ) who are world top experts in key research fields of importance in entomological science and arthropod ecology, such as parasitoid and predator ecology, classical, inundative, and conservation biological control, ecotoxicology and notably side effects of toxicants on arthropods, bee ecology, transgenic crops, invasive species, multi-trophic interactions, chemicalecology and integrated pest management. The new editorial team has a renewed interested to publish novel, original research articles as well as key review articles that meet the main challenge of being of broad interest to the Entomologia Generalis readership rather than being too specific on narrow topics. New articles should provide relevant insights that go beyond the study system considered. Therefore, studies should be hypothesis-driven and they should aim at including new concepts rather than testing simple factors.
      Entomologia Generalis invites the submission of high quality papers that advance the knowledge of the ecology and biology of arthropods (e.g. Desneux et al. 2012, Wiman et al. 2015, Hamby et al. 2016), and on their importance for key ecosystems services, e.g. biological control and pollination (Wratten et al. 2012, Garibaldi et al. 2013, Perovic et al. 2018). Studies providing key insights into multi-trophic interactions, and more broadly food webs, are also highly welcome (Ings et al. 2009, Haddad et al. 2011, Jaworski et al. 2015, Sobhy et al. 2015). Moreover, the journal will devote special attention to contributions providing significant advances (i) of the fundamental knowledge and in sustainable control strategies of arthropod pests, including those affecting stored products (Phillips & Throne 2010), urban pests (Rust & Su 2012) and vectors of diseases (Grafton-Carwell et al. 2013, Benelli 2015, Benelli & Romano 2017), (ii) on the biology and ecology of beneficial arthropods (Pekas et al. 2016, Benelli et al. 2017), (iii) on the spread, impact and management of invasive pests (Asplen et al. 2015, Sylla et al. 2017, Biondi et al. 2018), and (iv) on potential side effects of pest management methods (Desneux et al. 2007, Biondi et al. 2012, Di Prisco et al. 2013, Sanchez-Bayo 2014). Pest sustainable management strategies that include the use of non-chemical control tools, such as pheromones, agronomic practices, bioinsecticides, etc. (Witzgall et al. 2010, Pavela & Benelli 2016, Fekri et al. 2016, Haye et al. 2016, Isman 2017), as well as the characterization of pesticide resistances in pests (Silva et al. 2011, Tabashinik et al. 2013) are welcome, where they provide major advance in the field. Finally, wide scale field studies (both in space and time) on pest management practices, and their agronomic and environmental outcomes (Lu et al. 2012, Sjöberg et al. 2015) will be also considered a priority for publication in Entomologia Generalis.

      Authors should prepare their manuscripts carefully following the new guidelines for authors (http://www.schweizerbart.de/journals/entomologia/instructions). Submissions not prepared according to these instructions will be returned to authors without review. Another major reason for early manuscript rejection will be poor writing style and/or English language. In many cases, manuscripts submitted to scientific journals present grammatical...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Hail nets enhance disruption of sexual communication by synthetic
           pheromone in codling moth
    • Abstract: Hail nets enhance disruption of sexual communication by synthetic pheromone in codling mothIoriatti, Claudio; Tasin, Marco
      Entomologia Generalis, (2017), p. 7 - 18 We hypothesized that polyethylene anti-hail nets interact with synthetic pheromone in disrupting the sexual communication of codling moth Cydia pomonella L. We tested this hypothesis through the release and recapture of m ales in field cages. This set-up allowed normalisation of the male population during the treatments. The effect of the net was also estimated through recording additional parameters such as wind speed, temperature within the canopy, and pheromone emissions from mating disruption dispensers. The experiments were carried out in orchards with or without hail nets, and with or without pheromone disruption treatment.In the release and recapture assay the hail net significantly decreased the success of sexual communication in association with the mating disruption treatment. In plots without synthetic pheromone, the net did not affect communication between the sexes. Both wind speed and canopy temperatures were mitigated by the presence of the net. Pheromone emissions from disruption dispensers did not differ for covered and uncovered plots. The increase in communication disruption with the hail net is of practical interest and opens up possibilities for extending the use of mating disruption to orchards where climatic or topographic features currently limit the efficacy of this sustainable method.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +000
       
 
 
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