The Canadian Entomologist (2019) 151, 378-390

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Phanie Bonneau, Jean Denis Brisson, Stéphanie Tellier and Valérie Fournier (2019)
Flight phenology and trap selection for monitoring potential viral vector Aphididae and Aleyrodidae (Hemiptera) in strawberry (Rosaceae) fields of Québec, Canada
The Canadian Entomologist 151 (3), 378-390
Abstract: Strawberry decline disease, predominantly viral in origin, was a serious threat to the strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duchesne ex Rozier; Rosaceae) fields of Québec, Canada, between 2012 and 2014. Our aim was to monitor the abundance and activity of the main insect vectors: the strawberry aphid, Chaetosiphon fragaefolii (Cockerell) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and the greenhouse whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum Westwood (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). First, we compared the effectiveness of two trapping techniques, the yellow sticky trap and the yellow pan trap. Results showed that the sticky traps are more effective in capturing alates in flight. Second, we determined the peak flight period for each of the two vectors in several locations within the province of Québec. Results suggest that the peak abundance of winged C. fragaefolii is during the first two weeks of August, while the peak abundance of T. vaporariorum is in the last two weeks of September. Overall trap captures also found 53 different species of winged aphids, and we documented a new distribution record on commercial strawberry fields in Québec, Aleyrodes spiraeoides (Quaintance) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). Species composition and significant information of flight periods will be useful for the management of virus-transmitting insects associated with strawberry decline disease in Québec.
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Database assignments for author(s): Valérie Fournier, Phanie Bonneau

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Trialeurodes vaporariorum Strawberry (Fragaria) Canada (east)
Chaetosiphon fragaefolii Strawberry (Fragaria) Canada (east)