The Ecology of Myzus Persicae

The Ecology of Myzus Persicae By H. F. VAN EMDEN, V. F. EASTOP, R. D. HUGHES, AND M. J. WAY University of Reading Hortic�!ltural Research Laboratories, Shinfield Reading, Berks., England; British Museum (Natural History), London, England; Division of Entomology, C.s.I.R.O., Canberra, Australia; and Department of Zoology, Imperial College, London, England This review has been suggested by the Scientific Committee of the In­ ternational B iological Programme as part of a project on the pop u l ation dy­ namics and biological control of Myzus persicae. In order to contain this review within a reasonable number of pages, information on transmission of virus diseases is virtually omitted; it could easily form a review of equal length. Work on other aphids which is relevant to the ecology of M. persi­ cae has been included in sections where knowledge of M. persicae is lacking or inadequate. A fabae, few insect species seem very well adapted to exploit the ephemeral (Aphis gossypii, A. craccivora and Rhopalosiphon maidis as well as other grass aphids) or of almost world-wide importance (Brevicoryne brassicae, Macrosiphum euphorbiae, Myzus persicae) (2). M. persicae is outstanding in distribution, in host plant range (57, 67, 81, 103,148, 149,221,389,422,428,432,444, 525), and as a pest which causes http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annual Review of Entomology Annual Reviews

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Copyright 1969 Annual Reviews. All rights reserved
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0066-4170
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1545-4487
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10.1146/annurev.en.14.010169.001213
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By H. F. VAN EMDEN, V. F. EASTOP, R. D. HUGHES, AND M. J. WAY University of Reading Hortic�!ltural Research Laboratories, Shinfield Reading, Berks., England; British Museum (Natural History), London, England; Division of Entomology, C.s.I.R.O., Canberra, Australia; and Department of Zoology, Imperial College, London, England This review has been suggested by the Scientific Committee of the In­ ternational B iological Programme as part of a project on the pop u l ation dy­ namics and biological control of Myzus persicae. In order to contain this review within a reasonable number of pages, information on transmission of virus diseases is virtually omitted; it could easily form a review of equal length. Work on other aphids which is relevant to the ecology of M. persi­ cae has been included in sections where knowledge of M. persicae is lacking or inadequate. A fabae, few insect species seem very well adapted to exploit the ephemeral (Aphis gossypii, A. craccivora and Rhopalosiphon maidis as well as other grass aphids) or of almost world-wide importance (Brevicoryne brassicae, Macrosiphum euphorbiae, Myzus persicae) (2). M. persicae is outstanding in distribution, in host plant range (57, 67, 81, 103,148, 149,221,389,422,428,432,444, 525), and as a pest which causes

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Published: Jan 1, 1969

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