Journal of Insect Science (2019) 19 (4 - 6)

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Catherine M. Little, Thomas W. Chapman and N. Kirk Hillier (2019)
Considerations for insect learning in integrated pest management
Journal of Insect Science 19 (4 - 6)
Abstract: The past 100 yr have seen dramatic philosophical shifts in our approach to controlling or managing pest species. The introduction of integrated pest management in the 1970s resulted in the incorporation of biological and behavioral approaches to preserve ecosystems and reduce reliance on synthetic chemical pesticides. Increased understanding of the local ecosystem, including its structure and the biology of its species, can improve efficacy of integrated pest management strategies. Pest management strategies incorporating insect learning paradigms to control insect pests or to use insects to control other pests can mediate risk to nontarget insects, including pollinators. Although our understanding of insect learning is in its early stages, efforts to integrate insect learning into pest management strategies have been promising. Due to considerable differences in cognitive abilities among insect species, a case-by-case assessment is needed for each potential application of insect learning within a pest management strategy.
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Aedes aegypti
Anopheles stephensi
Cotesia marginiventris (parasitoid)
Aphytis melinus (parasitoid)
Dinarmus basalis (parasitoid)
Hyssopus pallidus (parasitoid)