The seasonal activity of flea beetles in Bulgaria

Teodora B. Toshova, Éva Csonka, Mitko A. Subchev, M. Tóth

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Abstract

Using allyl-isothiocyanate-baited traps, we recorded six species of flea beetles in cabbage and horseradish crops in the region of Sofia, Bulgaria in 2006 and 2007. The most abundant species in the traps was Ph. cruciferae (92-96%) followed by Ph. vittula, Ph. undulata and Ph. nigripes. The overwintering adults of these species emerge before the beginning of April and are active to the end of May-beginning of June. Catches of adults of the new generation occurred from the end of June-beginning of July to the second half of October-beginning of November. In 2006, air temperature and humidity strongly influenced the catches of the flea beetles. Investigations of the reproductive status of field collected females of Ph. cruciferae showed that this species develops one generation per year in the region. The results of this study can be used in integrated pest management approach to flea beetles control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-303
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Pest Science
Volume82
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009

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Chrysomelidae
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allyl isothiocyanate
integrated pest management
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overwintering
humidity
air temperature
crops

Keywords

  • Allyl-isothiocyanate
  • Bulgaria
  • Climatic factors
  • Phyllotreta
  • Seasonal monitoring

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  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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The seasonal activity of flea beetles in Bulgaria. / Toshova, Teodora B.; Csonka, Éva; Subchev, Mitko A.; Tóth, M.

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Toshova, Teodora B. ; Csonka, Éva ; Subchev, Mitko A. ; Tóth, M. / The seasonal activity of flea beetles in Bulgaria. In: Journal of Pest Science. 2009 ; Vol. 82, No. 3. pp. 295-303.
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