Arash Kheirodin, Barbara J. Sharanowski, Héctor A. Cárcamo, Alejandro C. Costamagna
The cereal leaf beetle (CLB), Oulema melanopus L. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), is a major pest of cereal crops that has recently been reported in western Canada. We developed a set of primers to detect CLB DNA in the gut of six common predator taxa in wheat fields: lady beetles (20 positives of 143 individuals), nabid bugs (73 positives of 206 individuals), and wolf spiders (2 positives of 25 individuals). Nabis americoferus Carayon (Hemiptera: Nabidae) and Coccinella septempunctata L. (Coleoptera: Coccinelli…
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