Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) as potential egg predators of lepidopteran pests of sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas (Solanales: Convolvulaceae), in Japan
作者: Hiroshi Suenaga
作者单位: 1Kagoshima Prefectural Agricultural Experiment Station (Kagoshima Prefectural Institute for Agricultural Development)
2Kagoshima Prefectural Institute for Agricultural Development
刊名: Applied Entomology and Zoology, 2017, Vol.52 (2), pp.197-207
来源数据库: Springer Nature Journal
DOI: 10.1007/s13355-016-0468-6
关键词: Extrafloral nectariesTetramorium bicarinatumBiological controlInsect pestsNatural enemy
英文摘要: The sweet potato Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam., which has extrafloral nectaries, was visited by nine indigenous ant species in south Kyushu, Japan. These ant species were evaluated for their ability to remove the eggs of two lepidopteran species— Aedia leucomelas (Linnaeus) and Spodoptera litura (Fabricius)—through ant-exclusion experiments. The results showed that Tetramorium bicarinatum (Nylander), one of the dominant ant species, is an efficient predator of lepidopteran eggs. This ant species removed A. leucomelas eggs from ant-visited plants in six trials conducted from mid-July to mid-October, with high removal rates (90–100%) occurring from mid-September onward. On ant-excluded plants, only 0–18% of exposed eggs were removed by ants that accidentally invaded the plants. Tetramorium...
原始语种摘要: The sweet potato Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam., which has extrafloral nectaries, was visited by nine indigenous ant species in south Kyushu, Japan. These ant species were evaluated for their ability to remove the eggs of two lepidopteran species— Aedia leucomelas (Linnaeus) and Spodoptera litura (Fabricius)—through ant-exclusion experiments. The results showed that Tetramorium bicarinatum (Nylander), one of the dominant ant species, is an efficient predator of lepidopteran eggs. This ant species removed A. leucomelas eggs from ant-visited plants in six trials conducted from mid-July to mid-October, with high removal rates (90–100%) occurring from mid-September onward. On ant-excluded plants, only 0–18% of exposed eggs were removed by ants that accidentally invaded the plants. Tetramorium...
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关键词翻译
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  • Hymenoptera 膜翅目
  • potato 马铃薯
  • Formica 福米卡家具塑料贴面
  • lepidopteran 鳞翅类的
  • species 
  • removed 已删除
  • indigenous 固有的
  • observed 观察到的
  • larvae 幼虫
  • insect 昆虫