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  • The Soybean Aphid, An Invasive Insect Of North America

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    The soybean aphid, Aphis glycines is an invasive insect in North America. Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Insecta, Order: Hemiptera, Family: Aphididae, Genus: Aphis, Species: A. glycines (“Soybean Aphid”). (Diers, et al. 2009) The soybean aphid is native to Asia and a common pest in China (“Soybean Aphid”). Asian countries that experience the soybean aphid as an occasional pest are Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand (“Soybean Aphid”)

  • A Report On The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

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    When an exotic pest enters an area and finds a suitable host tree, the lack of evolutionary resistance to the pest in that host tree, along with the lack of natural predators for the pest in that area, often creates a deadly combination (Foster et al. 2014). The hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA, Adeleges tsugae) is one such exotic pest that has had devastating consequences in eastern North America in recent years. HWA is a small adelgid native to Japan that was first found on ornamental Japanese hemlocks

  • Global Climate Change : A Threat Of Aphid Populations Essay

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    Global Climate Change: A Threat to Aphid Populations Abstract Global climate change is a matter of grave concern in the present scenario casting its significant and lasting effect on the flora and fauna dwelling over earth. A number of factors such as biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received by earth, plate tectonics, volcanic eruptions certain human activities can be considered as key components responsible for this devastating phenomenon. Aphid populations are also under potential