Eurydema

Eurydema

 

a genus of insects of the family Pentatomidae; dangerous pests of plants of the family Cruciferae. Their coloring is vivid and mottled: there are white, yellow, or red spots and stripes on a black, dark blue, or green background; seasonal color change occurs. Body length, 5-10 mm.

There are about 30 species, 13 of which are found in the USSR. They are distributed in Europe, Asia, and North Africa; in the USSR they are found everywhere, except the Far North. They damage such cultivated crops as cabbage, mustard, turnip, and yellow turnip. The rape shield-bug does damage in the forest zone of European USSR and Western Siberia; the mustard bug (Eurydema ornata) and the cabbage bug (E. ventralis) cause damage in the south of the European USSR; E. maracandica and E. willkinsi live in Middle Asia; E. gebleri and E. dominulus, in Siberia and the Far East. Control measures are agrotechnical and chemical (insecticides).

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2006), who proved the satisfying efficacy of malathion against Eurydema ventral and E, oleracea (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) on white cabbage under field conditions, but they recommended the use of more environmentally friendly insecticides, i.
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Eurydema ornatum adults were collected from the broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage fields in Bergama (Izmir-Turkey) in autumn before their overwintering stage.
The proportion of nymphal and adult stages of Eurydema ornatum in six different plants, in water, out of water and plants and dead insect.
The food preference of nymphal and adult stages of Eurydema ornatum in six different plants was given in Table II.
The food preference of nymphal trials, adult trials and both nympal and adult trials of Eurydema ornatum in six different plants.