publication . Article . 2017

Spotted alfalfa aphid, Therioaphis trifolii (Monell) (Hemiptera: Aphididae): Pest on alfalfa in Serbia

Jovičić, Ivana; Radonjić, Anđa; Petrović-Obradović, Olivera;
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Spotted alfalfa aphid Therioaphis trifolii (Monell) (Hemiptera, Aphididae) is one of the most important alfalfa pest on the world. Also, it is the most abundant alfalfa aphid in Serbia. This aphid cause damage to alfalfa directly by feeding and indirectly by vectoring plant-pathogenic viruses. Some notes of morphology, host plants, damage, biology, vector role and distribution of spotted alfalfa aphid are given. Abundance of this aphid on alfalfa, influence of climates changes on its abundance, as well as the most important natural enemies (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae and Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae) in Serbia were analyzed.
Medical Subject Headings: food and beveragesbiochemical phenomena, metabolism, and nutritionfungi
free text keywords: Therioaphis trifolii, Aphididae, alfalfa, Serbia, Coccinellidae, Harmonia axyridis, Aphidiidae
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MESTD| Agrobiodiversity and land-use change in Serbia: an integrated biodiversity assessment of key functional groups of arthropods and plant pathogens
  • Funder: Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Republic of Serbia (MESTD)
  • Project Code: 43001
  • Funding stream: Integrated and Interdisciplinary Research (IIR or III)
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