American Journal of Entomology

Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2020

  • Laboratory Assessment of Host Plant Selection of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys)

    Beatrice Nuck Dingha, Sushil Nyaupane, Louis Ernest Jackai

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2020
    Pages: 26-34
    Received: 22 June 2020
    Accepted: 16 July 2020
    Published: 10 August 2020
    Abstract: The behavioral response of brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), to various phenological growth stages (leaf, flower and pod/seed/kernel) of six host plants (soybean, corn, sunflower, Early Scarlet and Mississippi Silver cowpeas, and princess tree leaf) was investigated in a Dual Choice Arena Test (DCAT) and Multi... Show More
  • Morphological Anomaly in the Scutum of Bichromomyia olmeca bicolor (Diptera: Psychodidae), Captured in Iñapari Town, Trinational Border Peru, Brazil and Bolivia

    Antônio Luís Ferreira de Santana, Rodrigo Espindola Godoy, Nataly Araujo Souza, Júlia dos Santos Silva, Gloria Minaya Gómez, Nyshon Rojas Palomino, Carlos Magallanes Benavides, Abraham Germán Cáceres, Monica Guardo, Alfredo Carlos Rodrigues de Azevedo

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2020
    Pages: 35-38
    Received: 31 July 2020
    Accepted: 14 August 2020
    Published: 31 August 2020
    Abstract: Phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera, Psychodidae, Phlebotominae) are small diptera that represent a group of approximately 1,000 known species around the world, of which 530 were found in the Americas. The females are hematophagous, a characteristic that makes them capable of participating in the transmission of etiological agents that cause diseases,... Show More
  • Mass Rearing of Haplaxius crudus (Hemiptera: Cixiidae), an Important Insect Pest in the Palm Oil Industry of Colombia

    Ivette Johana Beltran-Aldana, Alex Enrique Bustillo-Pardey, Anuar Morales-Rodriguez

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2020
    Pages: 39-44
    Received: 13 August 2020
    Accepted: 31 August 2020
    Published: 25 September 2020
    Abstract: The palm leafhopper, Haplaxius crudus (Van Duzee) (Hemiptera: Cixiidae), is a vector of the pathogen that causes the lethal wilt disease in oil palm in Colombia. The development of a methodology for mass rearing of this insect is required to study its biology, behavior, population control, and to determine the causal agent of the lethal wilt diseas... Show More