The effect of wavelength on take-off in the western flower thrips

O'Leary, A. T. and Kirk, W. D. J. (2004) The effect of wavelength on take-off in the western flower thrips. Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica, 39 (1-3). pp. 123-129. ISSN 0238-1249

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There are many problems associated with the investigation of the effect of light on thrips behaviour. Some techniques to overcome them are presented. Experiments on the effect of light on take-off showed that adult female Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) took off readily and at a similar rate under UVA (350–380 nm), human-visible white light (400–700 nm) and human-visible white light with UVA (350–700 nm). Thrips also took off in the dark, but the rate was significantly lower. Thus, light was not necessary for take-off and either UVA or human-visible white light or both could stimulate take-off.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz > QH540 Ecology / ökológia
Q Science / természettudomány > QK Botany / növénytan > QK10 Plant physiology / növényélettan
Q Science / természettudomány > QL Zoology / állattan > QL01 Systematic zoology / állatrendszertan
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Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2017 11:45
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 11:45

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