Journal article

Review of the biology and control of Creontiades dilutus (Stal) (Hemiptera: Miridae)

Stuart A McColl, Moazzem Khan, Paul A Umina

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2011

Abstract

Here we review the current knowledge of green mirids, Creontiades dilutus (Hemiptera: Miridae). Creontiades dilutus are highly polyphagous pests that are endemic to Australia. They are widely distributed across Australia and feed on a broad range of agricultural crops. Recently, C. dilutus has become an important focus of pest control in Australian cotton crops, most likely due to a decrease in insecticide use associated with the widespread uptake of transgenic cotton varieties. Prior to this, C. dilutus had been coincidentally controlled in cotton by applications of insecticides targeted at other pests such as Helicoverpa spp. Further, the pest status of C. dilutus in summer pulse crops has..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers