Egyptian Academic Journal Of Biological Sciences

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Egypt. Acad. J. Biolog. Sci., 9(3): 49–67 (2016)
Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences
A. Entomology
ISSN 1687- 8809 www.eajbs.eg.net Survey, Seasonal Abundance of Thrips species and First Record of Two Species
Associated With Soybean and Weed Plants in Egypt
A. S. Abd El-Wahab
Department of Economic Entomology and Pesticides, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo
University, Giza, Egypt
Correspondence:abeer5698987@yahoo.com
ARTICLE INFO ABSTRACT
Article History
Received:30/6/2016
Accepted:5/8/2016
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Keywords:
Thysanoptera
Thrips
Soybean
Identification
Survey
Seasonal abundance
Weeds
Several thrips species are known to feed on soybean (Glycine max
Merr.) and can cause yield reduction. Beside, the other important reason for thrips survey is to determine its role as vectors of
Tospovirus in soybean. There is little information available about thrips species present on soybean crop, and their abundance in Egypt.
Field survey took place at the farm of Agricultural Experiment
Station, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Giza Governorate,
Egypt (season 2014) to survey the different thrips species. Soybean cv.
Giza 111 was sown in late May. The experimental area received all the usual agricultural practices except for any pest control measures.
Thrips species associated with soybean were collected and differentiated to species. A total of 16 different thrips species was surveyed. These included 14 phytophagous and 2 predator thrips species. The most abundant
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