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Aphids and associated parasitoids exhibit vertical canopy distribution differences in pecans

In agricultural systems, aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) have been shown to exhibit differences in within plant vertical distribution in vegetation. In addition, natural enemies, such as parasitoids, may have canopy micro-climate preferences.

Open Access 15.11.2022

Impact of covert infections with an RNA virus on the susceptibility of Spodoptera exigua to natural enemies

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs are alternatives to classical pest control through the application of chemical insecticides. IPM goal is to maintain pest populations below economically injurious levels minimizing the use of chemical …

Open Access 12.11.2022

Ground-covers affect the activity density of ground-dwelling predators and their impact on the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata

Three developmental stages of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae), can be found in the soil (late third instar larvae, pupae, and teneral adults). These stages are susceptible to predation by …

Open Access 01.11.2022

Effect of temperature on survival of Australian entomopathogenic nematodes and their virulence against the Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera tryoni

Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) are commonly used biocontrol agents of insect pests, with a wide range of commercially available isolates targeting specific pests. New isolates are, however, required to improve pest control across a wider range …


Detailed look at paralysis of hosts by the ectoparasitoid Habrobracon hebetor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): does more efficient paralysis mean more effective parasitism?

Habrobracon hebetor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) is a parasitoid that interferes with the rearing and mass production of Anagasta (= Ephestia) kuehniella, causing economic losses to laboratories and research centers. Although H. hebetor can …

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BioControl, the official journal of the International Organization for Biological Control, presents original papers on basic and applied research in all aspects of biological control of invertebrate, vertebrate and weed pests, and plant diseases. Coverage includes biology and ecology of organisms for biological control, and aspects of use including biological controls for integrated pest management, such as plant resistance, pheromones and intercropping.

Organisms covered include parasitoids, invertebrate and vertebrate predators of pest animals and plants, mites, plant and insect pathogens, nematodes, and weeds.

The journal publishes interdisciplinary papers with a global perspective on the use of biological control in integrated pest management systems, and related developments in molecular biology and biotechnology that have direct relevance.

BioControl also publishes forum papers and invited reviews and Letters to the Editor.

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Jahrgang 42/1997 - Jahrgang 67/2022
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