Anzeiger für Schädlingskunde, Pflanzenschutz, Umweltschutz (1999) 72, 14-18
S. Scheurer and K. Bauer-Dubau (1999)
Voratsschädigende Lepidoptera und Coleoptera in Berlin während der Jahre 1991-1997 - Überblick und Tendenzen
[Lepidoptera and Coleoptera as pests of stored products in Berlin during 1991-1997]
Anzeiger für Schädlingskunde, Pflanzenschutz, Umweltschutz 72 (1), 14-18
Abstract: During 1991 to 1997 4078 samples sent in by public and private institutions were examined for attack by arthropods. 5994 specimens were identified. Seven the store damaging species of Lepidoptera were recorded. Plodia interpunctella was the prime pest (305 specimens, mainly in cornflakes, muesli, sunflower seeds, nuts, feed, milk porridge and chocolate products). The percentage of P. interpunctella increased from 4,3% (1991) to 5.6% - 8.4% (for 1993). Larvae and adults and pure larvae samples of P. interpunctella were mainly noticed from September to November.
Pure adults samples could be counted for the most part from March to September.
27 store damaging Coleoptera-species were identified. Stegobium paniceum was the prime pest (164 samples).
4% of the samples involved S. paniceum. Further the main beetle-species recorded were: Lasioderma serricorne (36 samples), Tenebrio molitor (in 75 samples) and Trogoderma angustum (134 samples).
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(original language: German)
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