Geocoris pallens1Found to be Predaceous on Microlarinus spp.2. Introduced to California for the Biological Control of Puncture Vine, Tribulus terrestris3
Authors: GOEDEN, RICHARD D.; RICKER, DONALD VV.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 60, Number 3, June 1967 , pp. 725-729(5)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:The lygaeid bug Geocoris pallensStål was identified as an egg predator of the weevils Microlarinus lareynii (Jacquelin duVal and M. typriformis (Wollaston), introduced to California in 1961 for the biological control of puncture vine,Tribulus terrestris L. Though generally considered a beneficial species, G. pallens has assumed unique injurious status by adopting these useful, weed-feeding insects as hosts. Insectary exclusion cagings plus field and laboratory observations positively identified G. pallens as attacking Microlarinus spp. eggs. Substantial G. pallensincited egg mortality was detected throughout the range of weed and weevils in southern California. The nature of natural enemies found attacking phytophagous insects introduced to various countries for biological weed control is reviewed.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1967-06-01
- Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
- Editorial Board
- Submit a Paper
- Subscribe to this Title
- Information for Advertisers
- Visit this journal's homepage
- ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites