Preference and performance of western flower thrips

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    Abstract

    Differences in performance on, and preference for, different plant parts were studied on cucumber plants. On these plants thrips are often most abundant on the youngest plant parts. This suggests that the youngest leaves are most suitable for western flower thrips. We assessed if differences in suitability of leaves of different age could explain the distribution of thrips on cucumber plants. Evidence was obtained for a correlation between preference and performance on cucumber leaves of different age. Differences in performance on, and preference for, different host plant species were studied with selected isofemale lines. Thrips from these isofemale lines showed differences in performance on different host plant species. It was assessed whether these differences in performance were correlated with differences in preference. No clear evidence was obtained for correlations between preference and performance on different host plant species
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThrips and Tospoviruses: Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Thysanoptera, 2-7 July 2001, Reggio Calabria, Italy
    EditorsR. Marullo, L. Mound
    Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
    PublisherAustralian National Insect Collection
    Pages181-184
    Number of pages390
    ISBN (Print)9780975020609
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    Event7th International Symposium on Thysanoptera: Thrips, Plants, Tospoviruses: the Millennial Review (Reggio Calabria, Italy) -
    Duration: 2 Jul 20017 Jul 2001

    Conference

    Conference7th International Symposium on Thysanoptera: Thrips, Plants, Tospoviruses: the Millennial Review (Reggio Calabria, Italy)
    Period2/07/017/07/01

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