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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: GENETIC IMPROVEMENT OF MAIZE AND PEARL MILLET FOR RESISTANCE TO INSECTS AND AFLATOXIN

Location: Crop Genetics and Breeding Research

Title: Repellent response of female agromyzid flies to leafminer-infested bean plants

Authors
item Wang, Haihong -
item Lei, Zhongren -
item Ni, Xinzhi

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: April 30, 2012
Publication Date: August 19, 2012
Citation: Wang, H., Lei, Z., Ni, X. 2012. Repellent response of female agromyzid flies to leafminer-infested bean plants. International Congress of Entomology, August 19-25, 2012, Daegu, Korea. Abstract S1009TU08.

Interpretive Summary: not required

Technical Abstract: Liriomyza sativae Blanchard, L. trifolii (Burgess) and L. huidobrensis (Blanchard) are three invasive leafminer species (Diptera: Agromyzidae) in China that have caused significant economic damage on vegetables and ornamental plants. In the current study, the repellent responses of female adults to leafminer-infested bean plants were examined with a Y-tube olfactometer. For both L. sativae and L. huidobrensis female adults, the repellent effect of the bean plants on which L. sativae had fed and oviposited was stronger than those on which L. huidobrensis had fed and oviposited. The repellent effect of the bean plants infested with L. sativae 2nd-instar larvae was stronger than those infested with L. huidobrensis 2nd-instar larvae. In a similar experiment using L. sativae and L. trifolii female adults, the repellent effect of the bean plants on which L. trifolii had fed and oviposited was stronger than those on which L. sativae had fed and oviposited. The repellent effect of the bean plants had infested with L. trifolii 2nd-instar larvae was stronger than those infested with L. sativae 2nd-instar larvae. The repellent effect of leafminer-infested bean plants on female adults was confirmed and is discussed in a context of ecological genetics of insect-plant interaction, interspecific competition and displacement of the leafmminers.

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