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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Microplitis is the main vector of ascovirus and so plays a key role in increasing the percentage of caterpillars affected by this disease... High levels of ascovirus may lead to a decline in Microplitis wasp populations... small pale caterpillars in unusually exposed situations (e.g. on a leaf) that look as though they have been feeding in the same place for some time, making a window in the leaf, are probably infected with ascovirus because infected caterpillars can take a long time to die, ascovirus infection in the population can show up in crop scouting data over a series of checks as a number of small caterpillars (shorter than 8 mm) in the crop, with very few medium-large caterpillars coming through...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Microplitis is the main vector of ascovirus and so plays a key role in increasing the percentage of caterpillars affected by this disease... High levels of ascovirus may lead to a decline in Microplitis wasp populations... small pale caterpillars in unusually exposed situations (e.g. on a leaf) that look as though they have been feeding in the same place for some time, making a window in the leaf, are probably infected with ascovirus because infected caterpillars can take a long time to die, ascovirus infection in the population can show up in crop scouting data over a series of checks as a number of small caterpillars (shorter than 8 mm) in the crop, with very few medium-large caterpillars coming through...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Microplitis is the main vector of ascovirus and so plays a key role in increasing the percentage of caterpillars affected by this disease... High levels of ascovirus may lead to a decline in Microplitis wasp populations... small pale caterpillars in unusually exposed situations (e.g. on a leaf) that look as though they have been feeding in the same place for some time, making a window in the leaf, are probably infected with ascovirus because infected caterpillars can take a long time to die, ascovirus infection in the population can show up in crop scouting data over a series of checks as a number of small caterpillars (shorter than 8 mm) in the crop, with very few medium-large caterpillars coming through...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
The female Microplitis wasp uses her ovipositor to insert an egg into the caterpillar's body... Adult Microplitis wasp laying eggs into a Helicoverpa larva Photo: M Shepard.. Taking into account the caterpillars infected with ascovirus and Microplitis - shown as responsible for killing up to 75% of the second and third instar Helicoverpa caterpillars in these unsprayed cotton crops - a significant contribution to the control of Helicoverpa ...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
The female Microplitis wasp uses her ovipositor to insert an egg into the caterpillar's body... Adult Microplitis wasp laying eggs into a Helicoverpa larva Photo: M Shepard.. Taking into account the caterpillars infected with ascovirus and Microplitis - shown as responsible for killing up to 75% of the second and third instar Helicoverpa caterpillars in these unsprayed cotton crops - a significant contribution to the control of Helicoverpa ...
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