Overwintering of thrips (Thysanoptera; Thripidae) in North Carolina

Ki Jong Cho, C. S. Eckel, J. F. Walgenbach, G. G. Kennedy

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Abstract

Based on field cage studies, Frankliniella occidentalis successfully overwintered and reproduced during the winter months in North Carolina. A field survey for thrips vectors of tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) was conducted during winter and spring in North Carolina. Plant, litter, and soil samples were collected from three geographically distinct regions in North Carolina. Plant samples included 51 wild host species and five winter crops. Three species of TSWV vectors F. fusca, F. occidentalis and Thrips tabaci were collected from plant samples. F. fusca was the most abundant TSWV vector in plant samples and was collected from 30 wild host species and five winter crops. Few F. occidentalis and T. tabaci were collected from plant samples. T. tabaci was the most abundant vector collected from litter samples, and F. occidentalis was the second most abundant. -Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-67
Number of pages10
JournalEnvironmental Entomology
Volume24
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

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  • Insect Science
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Cho, K. J., Eckel, C. S., Walgenbach, J. F., & Kennedy, G. G. (1995). Overwintering of thrips (Thysanoptera; Thripidae) in North Carolina. Environmental Entomology, 24(1), 58-67.