Mite species (Acari: Parasitiformes, Acariformes) living on foliage of brambles (Rubus sp.) were collected in Hungary, Austria and Slovakia. Four eriophyoid mite species (Acariformes: Eriophyoidea) associated with 14 Rubus taxa were identified. Female of Anthocoptes rubicolens Roivainen, 1953 is re-described, the male is described and illustrated from Rubus praecox Bertol., and recorded for the first time from R.bifrons Vest, R.clusii Borbás, R.grabowskii Weihe, R.praecocifrons Király et Trávn., Rubus ser. Rhamnifolii (Bab.) Focke, R.slavonicus Király, Trávn. et Žila, and R. solvensis W. Maurer. Anthocoptes rubicolens is a new species for the fauna of Hungary. Female of Epitrimerus rubi (Domes, 1960) is re-described, male and nymph are described and illustrated from R.bertramii G. Braun. Morphological differences distinguishing these species from the similar Anthocoptes rubi Domes and Epitrimerus gibbosus (Nalepa) are discussed. Out of the four identified phytoseiid species, Phytoseius juvenis Wainstein et Arutunjan (Parasitiformes: Phytoseiidae) was the most frequent predatory mite on the leaves of studied Rubus spp.
Authors:E. Széll, I. Zsellér, G. Ripka, J. Kiss, and G. Princzinger
Western corn rootworm (WCR) first appeared in Europe near Belgrade airport in 1992. The first adult of this species was found near Mórahalom, in the southern part of Hungary, on 30th June 1995. Small-plot trials were started in Szeged (Cereal Research Non-Profit Co.) and large-scale trials in Mezohegyes (Ménesbirtok Ltd.) in 1996 to elaborate strategies to control this insect pest. To make the work more efficient, eight experts working at different institutions formed a team. At the same time, monitoring was begun on when and where the insect appeared and in what numbers. The experiments were adapted to the life cycle of the species. WCR has one generation per year, laying eggs that overwinter. Larvae begin to hatch in late May to mid-June. Adults emerge by mid-July and survive till early October. They lay eggs in abundance from mid-July to late August. Trials were conducted to control WCR both with and without chemicals. For adult control pesticides were sprayed from an aircraft or using a field sprayer. Larval control involved seed treatment with insecticide or the use of soil insecticide at planting or at cultivation.
Authors:G. Ripka, Á. Szabó, B. Tempfli, and M. Varga
Date-locality records for 32 mite species of the 6 families are presented for Hungary. These data include two new records for Hungary, viz. Typhlodromus exhilaratus exhilaratus (Ragusa) Chant et Yoshida-Shaul, 1987 and Mediolata belfieldi Momen, 1987. Details on habitats, plant associations and feeding behaviour are also provided.
Aculus epiphyllus (Nalepa, 1892) is reported from green ash in Europe for the first time. Ash rust mite has never been found on green ash, and we therefore re-describe and illustrate the female and male, and describe the nymph. The species was collected from the underside of the leaflets of the introduced ash species, Fraxinus pennsylvanica Marshall (Oleaceae) in Hungary.
Authors made regular insect collections between 2008 and 2015 especially on ornamental trees and shrubs, also on herbs, on streets, parks, in city greenery, forests, botanical gardens and private gardens, in various localities of Hungary. Trioza ilicina (De Stefani Perez), Ctenarytaina eucalypti (Maskell) and Ctenarytaina peregrina Hodkinson are reported for the first time in Hungary. New host, locality and habitat data are given.
Authors:G. Ripka, G. Princzinger, I. Zsellér Hatala, László Vasas, B. Tóth, J. Kiss, and C. R. Edwards
The Hungarian plant protection organization has been performing western corn rootworm moni- toring over the past four years.In 1998 three different trapping activities were carried out at 150 monitoring sites.Hungarian pheromone traps and Multigard ®(yellow sticky)traps were used from July 1 to September 30.The number of catches and the average catches/trap in 1998 were lower than the catch numbers in 1997. In 1998,the pest spread to a lesser degree than in 1997.
Authors:G. Ripka, A. Fain, A. Kazmierski, S. Kreiter, and W. L. Magowski
The authors give a report on the results of the regular mite collectings made between 1990 and 2003 on ornamental trees and shrubs, on streets, in parks, in green spaces of housing estates, in botanical gardens and private gardens, in various localities of Hungary. This survey also covers material collected in soft fruit orchards and vineyard, on a winter barley and winter wheat field by Malaise-trap, a nature conservation area (xerothermic grassland) by D-Vac (vacuum insect sampler) and in stored plants. Representatives of 31 families were identified. Out of 113 mite species 52 species (e.g. Neoseiulus setulus (Fox, 1947), Typhlodromus cryptus Athias-Henriot, 1960, Typhlodromus georgicus Wainstein, 1958, Typhlodromus kazachstanicus Wainstein, 1958, Lorryia atyeoi Baker, 1968, Tydeus praeditus Livshitz et Zapletina, 1972, Neophyllobius bialagorensis Bolland, 1991, Rhyncaphytoptus platani Keifer, 1939, Tarsonemus piliger von Schlechtendal, 1898) are new for the Hungarian fauna.
The pine pest, Cenopalpus lineola (Canestrini and Fanzago, 1876) was discovered after 45 years again in Hungary. Proto-, deutonymphs, male and female specimens were collected, therefore a new and detailed re-description are presented with description of the leg chaetotaxy of the immature stages.
Authors:G. Ripka, E. Kiss, J. Kontschán, A. Neményi, and Á. Szabó
Aceria bambusae ChannaBasavanna, 1966 is reported from Hungary for the first time. The species was collected from the leaf sheaths of the introduced bamboo species, Phyllostachys rubromarginata McClure and Phyllostachys tianmuensis Z.P. Wang et N.X. Ma (both Poaceae) in Hungary. Morphological differences distinguishing this species from other bambusoid inhabiting congeners are discussed. In addition, new date-locality-host records for 3 eriophyoid species collected from 7 bamboo species are given.
Authors:G. Ripka, E. Kiss, J. Kontschán, and Á. Szabó
A new vagrant species of phyllocoptine mites, Leipothrix nagyin. sp. collected from Zinnia elegans (Asteraceae) is described and illustrated from Hungary. Further three eriophyoid species were recorded for the first time in Hungary, viz. Aceria hippophaena (Nalepa, 1898) found on Hippophaë rhamnoides, Epitrimerus cupressi (Keifer, 1939) collected from Cupressus sempervirens and Epitrimerus tanaceti Boczek et Davis, 1984 associated with Tanacetum vulgare. The female of E.tanaceti is re-described, while the male and nymph are described for the first time.