The University of Arizona

Anti-quality effects of insects feeding on rangeland plants: a review.

J.B. Campbell

Abstract


The anti-quality effects of the major groups of insects that utilize rangeland plants for food is discussed. The biology, ecology, geographical distribution and economic thresholds of grasshoppers, crickets, Western harvester ants, ranch caterpillars, big-eyed or black grass bugs, and white grubs are reviewed. Also discussed are practical pest management strategies if they exist. Most of these rely on the integration of good range management practices and the control strategy.

DOI:10.2458/azu_jrm_v54i4_campbell


Keywords


rangelands;insect pests;nutritive value;defoliation;quality;ecology;Pogonomyrmex;geographical distribution;Orthoptera;pasture plants;literature reviews;pest control;biology;pest management;Lepidoptera;Miridae;grasshoppers;hemilenca oliviae

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