Journal of Pest Science (2005) 78, 217-226

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Stanislav Trdan, Ljiljana Andjus, Emilija Raspudic and Milica Kac (2005)
Distribution of Aeolothrips intermedius Bagnall (Thysanoptera: Aeolothripidae) and its potential prey Thysanoptera species on different cultivated host plants
Journal of Pest Science 78 (4), 217-226
Abstract: The results of the monitoring of Thysanoptera species on cultivated plants in Slovenia (2000-2001), Croatia (1994-1996), and Serbia and Montenegro (1988-2003) are presented in this study. The aim of the investigation was to study the host plant distribution of the predator Aeolothrips intermedius Bagnall and its potential prey. Banded thrips were found on 30 different host plant species belonging to 16 botanical families, always in mixed populations with phytophagous or facultative phytophagous insects (including 18 Thysanoptera species). On the vegetative parts of the cultivated plants, banded thrips were found less numerous in spite of the massive population of some harmful thrips species. This indicates highly important role of pollen as alternative food for Aeolothrips intermedius.
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Database assignments for author(s): Stanislav Trdan, Ljiljana Andjus

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
environment/habitat manipulation

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Aeolothrips intermedius (predator) Croatia
Aeolothrips intermedius (predator) Serbia
Aeolothrips intermedius (predator) Slovenia