Gill, S. 1994. laid more eggs than did the mirids (D. tamaninii, and M. caliginosus) (Riudavets and Castañé 1998). If thrips counts and information on crop quality and losses (to thrips damage or Tospoviruses) are kept, this information will help each grower identify what thrips level is sufficient to cause losses, given the grower’s own conditions and desired level of plant quality for the local market. Academic Press, New York. At low temperatures (59°F [15°C]), WFT requires 13 days or more to complete a generation (the exact value depending on how "generation" is defined) and the rate of population increase from one generation to the next is low (only 1.02, where a value of 1.0 indicates no population growth, 2 indicates a doubling in one generation, etc.). The later two groups are dealt with in a separate section on pathogens. Some thrips damage thresholds have been published. This is a widely distributed species that has been found on many greenhouse crops, preying on WFT and other thrips species. Several species of Orius have been recorded as predators of WFT and some have been used in greenhouse trials to assess their efficacy, including Orius laevigatus (Fiever), O. majusculus (Reuter), O. armatus, O. heterorioides, O. tantillus, and O. insidiosus (Say) (Ferguson and Schmidt 1996, Goodwin and Steiner 1996, Riudavets and Castañé 1998). Host range of western flower thrips. Both species’ development times are long relative to that of WFT. Prospects of. Canadian Journal of Zoology 42: 843-846. and P.C.J. 1995a, Loomans and van Lenteren 1996, Castineiras et al. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 74: 225-234. van Houten, Y. M., P. van Stratum, J. Bruin, and A. Veerman. 1998. Significant pest species include: Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) Plague thrips (Thrips imaginis) Use of non-diapausing strains of A. cucumeris, while relatively successful on sweet pepper, has continued to be less successful on cucumber (van Houten 1996), presumably because cucumber plants provide less pollen for mites (Ramakers 1995). Stobbs, L. W., A. For thrips, this might be the ratio of predacious bugs or mites per leaf to the number of thrips per leaf. Laboratory methods to mass rear and synchronize the developmental stages of WFT have been developed (see Loomans and Murai 1997 for a review). This publication was funded with support from the New England Greenhouse Conference and the Massachusetts IPM Program. Predacious mites. Tank mixes of fungal biopesticides and other pesticides should only be prepared according to the manufacturer’s guidelines because some materials are harmful to fungi. Selection of a nematode, Tommasini, M. G. and G. Nicoli. (1995) using M. anisopliae, although better control was obtained when the fungus was applied before rather than after pupation. Orius bugs have received more careful study than other Hemiptera. Early season feeding causes scars on the fruit surface that expand as the fruit grows. 1991. California Agriculture 48(3): 37-40. Also, small populations are easier to control than large ones. Spray solutions should be used immediately because if they are held for several hours under warm conditions, spore viability will decline and the level of control will be reduced. Screening will only be helpful if the source of an infestation is from thrips migrating in from the outside and not from infected plant material within the greenhouse. A drop in temperature of just 5-9°F (3-5°C) increased the time of death by one day, which could be critical in heavily infested greenhouses. 276. Parasitoids attacking thrips do not show much potential for the control of WFT. In Parker, B. L., M. Skinner, and T. Lewis (eds.) Of these various parasitoids, as potential biological control agents for WFT, most attention has been directed toward eulophids in the genus Ceranisus, principally C. menes (Walker) and C. americensis (Girault) (Loomans et al. Biological control of western flower thrips on cucumber using the predatory mites, van Houten, Y. M. and P. van Stratum. In Parker, B. L., M. Skinner, and T. Lewis (eds.) 1995. Greene, 1997. In Loomans, A. J. M., J. C. van Lenteren, M. G. Tommasini, S. Maini, and J. Riudavets (eds.). Helyer, N. L. and P. J. Brobyn. Efforts have also been made to develop optimal conditions for mass production of Orius species (Blümel 1996), including the possible use of artificial substrates for oviposition (Castañé and Zalom 1994). This may take the form of a ratio of the number of natural enemies to the number of pests. Elevated humidities for control of chrysanthemum pests with, Helyer, N. L., P. J. Brobyn, P. N. Richardson, and R. N. Edmondson. in press). Hirte, W., H. Triltsch & H. Sermann. 1994). 1998. Mite populations then ceased expanding and were quickly ineffective against thrips populations that continued to expand (Morewood and Gilkeson 1991, Rodriguez-Reina et al. Castañé, C. and F. G. Zalom. 1997) have been reviewed. Mycologia 85: 358-361. Plant Disease 75: 78-82. Several species in the genera Steinernema and Heterorhabditis have been commercialized successfully for control of insects in soil. A., T. D. Paine, J. Development of Species-Specific Primers for Agronomical Thrips and Multiplex Assay for Quarantine Identification of Western Flower Thrips October 2014 Journal of Economic Entomology 107(5) The long developmental time of these parasitoids, relative to that of WFT itself, limits their effectiveness as biological control agents. Brownbridge & Adamowicz (1995) showed that drench applications of P. fumosoroseus, B. bassiana and M. anisopliae effectively suppressed WFT in potting soil. 1987. 399-433. Larval and pupal stages are more resistant than adults, presumably because fungal inoculum is shed when the insects molt. Thrips damage includes streaks, silvery speckling, and small white patches. For more precision, sticky traps may be used. 1994). 1995. 1990. Otherwise, thrips will overwinter in the greenhouse and this may result in a large population at the beginning of the next growing season. Brødsgaard, H. F. 1994a. 33-40. WFT mortality from fungal infection is dose-dependent; the more spores that contact the insect, the more rapid the kill and the higher the rate of infection (Brownbridge et al. Over time, mites move off banker plants onto the crop, a process that can be accelerated by increasing the number of banker plants and moving banker plants to new locations every few weeks. Fungal entomopathogens recovered from Vermont forest soils. Attacks the foliage and/or flowers of many glasshouse plants, especially tomato, cucumber, streptocarpus, African violet, fuchsia, gloxinia, achimenes, pelargonium, cyclamen, chrysanthemum, verbena, Primula obconica and Impatiens . Parker and M. Skinner. Loomans, A.J.M. This is likely related to the closer association of TSWV with vegetables and INSV with ornamentals (Daughtrey et al. Effects of fertilizers on the survival of. The prospects for their commercialization are currently poor. Colors of western flower thrips can vary from straw-yellow to brown. Onion thrips: variable, dark to light brown/grey, but fairly uniform over abdomen. The western flower thrips were originally from the western US, but began to spread in the 1960s and are now a global pest. Vectoring of plant diseases. As a consequence, parasitoid populations do not increase relative to thrips numbers and little or no control results. To overcome this problem, populations of A. cucumeris from various countries were examined, and a non-diapausing strain (from New Zealand) was located (van Houten et al. High-volume spray applications that produce a fine mist with good leaf wetting (but not to run-off) give better levels of control than low volume electrostatic sprays (Brownbridge et al. Tapping the flowers or foliage of a few plants gently over a sheet of white paper will dislodge thrips and make them visible. These latter two factors outweigh WFT’s faster development, causing its rate of population growth to be slightly lower than that of onion thrips (van Rijn et al. Of these genera, only Ceranisus and Goetheana contain species known to attack thrips related to WFT at the genus or subfamily level. B. Broadbent. Amblyseius hibisci and A. degenerans were considered by the authors to be good candidates for WFT control under conditions of short day length and low humidities. Brownbridge, M. 1995. Transmission of tomato spotted wilt virus by. 1993, van de Wetering et al. Plant Disease 70(11): 1014-1017). Mechanical exclusion of thrips can be achieved with appropriate screening. 1. Publishing, Batavia, Illinois, United States. 1994, van Rijn et al. 1993. 1995. Shipp et al. Gilkeson, L. A. W. D. Morewood and D. E. Elliot. Tests with Heterorhabditis bacteriophora strain HP88 have shown 36 to 49% mortality (Chyzik et al. These tospoviruses are acquired only during the larval stages by WFT that feed on diseased plants. Use a given effective insecticide for several generations of WFT (3-4 weeks), then rotate to another insecticide with a different mode of action (different chemical class) for several WFT generations. Temperature response of two strains of, Chambers, R. J., S. Long, and B. L. Helyer. This allows lower dose rates to be used and applications to be made less often. Riudavets (1995) provides detailed information from the literature on these two important species. Plenum Press, New York. Times need for development of WFT life stages have been measured on several crop species, including cucumber (Gaum et al. Older larvae and adults are not subject to attack. Daughtrey, M. L. 1996. In addition, invasion by WFT (and its replacement of onion thrips as the pest of greatest concern) redirected the need for control to this new thrips species, whose biology differs from that of onion thrips. Thresholds would, of course, have to be changed proportionately. Fungal pathogens of thrips, pp. 1986. Direct damage. Journal of the Georgia Entomological Society 18: 342-344. 1996. Western flower thrips: pale yellow to orange; dorsal side has dark markings down centre; darker in winter. Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) A North American species present in Britain since 1986. Some species of thrips also transmit plant diseases. Western flower thrips causes two types of direct injury to nectarine and peach trees. [61] Thrips parasitoids are found in three families (Eulophidae, Trichogrammatidae, Mymaridae) and several genera. Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 95-1, printed by Veenman Drukkers, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Recognition. However, at any one time only a small percentage of the total WFT population in a greenhouse crop will be in the soil as pupae. Cho, J. J., R. F. L. Mau, R. T. Hamasaki, and D. Gonsalves. Following several years of research, commercial use of Amblyseius cucumeris and A. barkeri (mckenziei) was begun in 1985 in Holland with releases on about 25% of the Dutch pepper acreage under glass (de Klerk and Ramakers 1986). Needs pollen as alternate food, Pollen producing crops, e.g., sweet pepper, Slow development and a lack of pest control, WFT eggs not affected; WFT adults very susceptible; WFT larvae intermediate susceptibility, Requires good coverage and high humidity to be effective, Used mainly against whiteflies and to supplement other thrips control programs, Propupae and pupae are susceptible to infection, Only effective against thrips in the soil. Use of castor bean, Ramakers, P. M. J. and S. J. P. Voet. 1994. GrowerTalks 58 (6): 36-40. Influence of trap shape, size, and background color on captures of, Vestergaard, S., A. T. Gillespie, T. M. Butt, G. Schreiter, and J. Eilenberg. Unlike steinernematid or heterorhabditid nematodes which quickly kill their hosts, T. nicklewoodi infects but does not kill thrips larvae. Identification of western flower thrips In Summary •Tomato thrips has 2 pairs of hairs on top edge of the pronotum •Tomato thrips is a uniformly brown colour •Tomato thrips has ocellar hairs close together •Onion, plague, greenhouse and gladiolus thrips do NOT have 2 pairs of hairs on the pronotum 1995). 1996. Virulence and efficacy of different entomopathogenic nematode species against western flower thrips (. It is a damaging pest and virus vector on a variety of outdoor crops such as peanuts, tomatoes, lettuce, celery, peppers, peas, onions, apples and grapes (Robb 1989) and in greenhouse vegetable and flower crops, including, tomatoes, sweet pepper, cucumber, chrysanthemum, roses, impatiens, ivy geranium, petunia, gloxinia, orchids, dahlia, primula, gerbera, fuchsia, and African violet (Yudin et al. Myers, 1992. 1990. J. P. Sanderson, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853. Petunia as an indicator plant for use by growers to monitor for thrips carrying the tomato spotted wilt virus in greenhouses. 1996. These must contact the host to be effective, either directly at the time of spraying or later as the host moves over treated foliage. Thrips feed by using their mouthparts to pierce plant cells and suck out their contents. This species of thrips is native to the Southwestern United States [1] but has spread to other continents, including Europe, Australia (where it was identified in May 1993 [1] ), and South America via transport of infested plant material. 1991). 1992. Morewood, W. D. and L. A. Gilkeson. Over 10 million scientific documents at your fingertips. This biology suggests that T. nicklewoodi might be effectively transmitted within a WFT population on plants. Gaum, W. G., J. H. Giliomee, and K. L. Pringle. van Dijken, R. Goldbach and D. Peters, 1996b. Products can be rendered totally inactive within a few weeks or less at such temperatures. Ball Publishing, Batavia, Illinois. (ed.). Rice, D. J., T. L. German, R. F. L. Mau and F. M. Fujimoto. Collection and first evaluation of hymenopterous parasites of thrips as biological control agents of. Thrips as vec tors of plant pathogens, pp. 1994, Sermann et al. 1992, Wijkamp et al. 1997). Efficacy of natural enemies of the western flower thrips. Resistance was also stable and one resistant strain remained resistant in a pesticide-free environment for 4 years (approximately 100 generations). 1995. Addition of floral odors to traps, so far, however, has been ineffective in increasing trap attractiveness under these circumstances (Frey et al. Metarhizium anisopliae strains tested by Vestergaard et al. As with most comparisons between vegetable and flower crops, the lower economic threshold for injury on flowers makes the achievement of adequate pest suppression by biological control in ornamentals more difficult. Loomans, A.J.M., J. Tolsma, J.P.N.F. NATO ASI Series., Series-A: Life Sciences, Vol. Shipp, J. L., M. R. Binns, X. Hao, and K. Wang. Weeds inside and outside (within a 10 meter perimeter) of a greenhouse should be destroyed as an important part of virus and thrips suppression (Cho et al. Studies before 1990 must be carefully interpreted to identify which virus is being discussed. Biological control of western flower thrips with, Soria, C. and C. Mollema. Insecticide resistance in field and laboratory strains of western flower thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Prevention. should be consulted when installing insect screens in mechanically vented greenhouses (Robb and Parrella 1995). Western flower thrips can damage flowers, such as roses, with petal discoloration as a result of thrips feeding. Parrella, M. P. 1995. Ball. NATO ASI Series. 1995), French bean (Gerin et al. Adult western flower thrips are 1–2 mm long and yellow to pale brown in colour. Rather, a damage threshold must be known, i.e., the number of thrips per trap that indicate that damage is likely to occur unless the population is reduced. Another fungal species, Paecilomyces fumosoroseus, is registered (Pfr-97) but is not presently available. 1995a. 1995b, Loomans and van Lenteren 1996). Proper identification. Western flower thrips has a punching-sucking feeding habit, using the mandible to punch a hole into the host and then inserting the maxillae into the opening. 539-565. The principal predacious insects associated with WFT populations have been anthocorid bugs (minute pirate bugs, Orius spp.) Bulltein IOBC/WPRS 19(1): 15-18. Because of the diverse range of ornamental plants produced in greenhouses, application of pesticides often poses some risk of phytotoxicity. Low cost rearing of A. degenerans on castor bean has been developed, as have banker plant systems for in-greenhouse rearing of this species. In Robb, K. Bulletin IOBC/WPRS 19 (1): 115-118. WESTERN FLOWER THRIPS, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande), are serious pests of many greenhouse and field crops grown throughout the world (Tommasini and Maini 1995). Bulletin SROP 10 (2): 160-164. Thrips are tiny insects; adults are 1-2 mm in length, with narrow bodies and fringed wings. Research on tropical species of thrips and their parasitoids may be desirable, as these parasitoids may have relatively faster rates of development. 1998. Damaged plant cells collapse, resulting in deformed plant growth, flower deformation, or silvered patches and flecking on expanded leaves. (Combining the use of flower or plant tapings with trap counts may overcome some of the limitations present in the use of traps alone). While potentially a useful factor in IPM programs to manage WFT, use of resistant cultivars has not resolved the problem, and variation between cultivars in their other qualities are important influences on production decisions. Effects of resistance in cucumber upon life-history components of. They have great potential for inclusion in a thrips management program but wider use has been hindered by the view that they are less effective, less reliable, slower-acting, more difficult to apply, and have poorer shelf-life than their chemical counterparts. 155-170 In Banner, W. and M. Klopmeyer (eds.). 68.). Biological control of thrips with predatory mite releases began in European sweet pepper crops infested with the onion thrips, Thrips tabaci. Use of initial strains of A. cucumeris during fall and winter in European and North American glasshouses failed to control WFT because short daylengths (below 11 hours light), together with low night temperatures, induced diapause in adult female mites, causing them to cease oviposition. Parrella. CAB International, United Kingdom. Rodriguez-Reina, J. M., F. Ferragut, A. Carnero and M. A. Peña. Counting thrips on plants, however, is time-consuming and is not cost-effective in commercial crops (Shipp and Zariffa 1991). The potential levels of effectiveness of A. limonicus and A. degenerans need further investigation. California Agriculture 44: 19-21. Oetting, R. D. 1988. Plant Disease 81: 1220-1230. To delay development of resistance, a standard recommendation is to use long-term rotations. Growers should try to reduce the number of thrips present in greenhouses at the end of the growing season. The problem inherent in the use of any of these nematodes is that only a small portion of the WFT population will be present in the soil at any one time. Western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis P. (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) is a major agricultural and horticulture pest worldwide (Kirk, 2002; Kirk and Terry, 2003). 1995. 1994. Large : Identification to species is critical for determining which management actions to use as onion and western flower thrips are susceptible to different insecticides and depending on the crop, may or may not require treatment. 1995. Ramakers, P. M. J. Heinz, K. M., L. M. Heinz, and M. P. Parrella. Loomans and van Lenteren (1995) provide a detailed summary of knowledge of thrips parasitoids. Western flower thrips (WFT), Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) is a native insect of the western part of North America that was first reported in 1895. Also, several different mites may in some cases bear the same name if "cryptic species" have not been recognized and thus not separately named. Western Flower Thrips. Western flower thrips attack a wide range of plants including: carnations, chrysanthemums, corn, cotton, cucumbers, eggplants, gerberas, grapes, impatiens, melons, peaches, peanuts, peas, and peppers. Kostiainen and Hoy (1996), in a bibliography compiling all the literature from 1960 through 1994, list the following species as predators of WFT: (1) Euseius stipulatus, (2) Metaseiulus occidentalis (Nesbitt), (3) Amblyseius andersoni (Chant), (4) Amblyseius barkeri (Hughes) (A. mckenziei), (5) Amblyseius californicus McGregor, (6) Amblyseius (Neoseiulus) cucumeris (Oudemans), (7) Amblyseius (Iphiseius) degenerans Berlese, (8) Amblyseius (Euseius) hibisci (Chant), (9) Amblyseius limonicus s.s. Garmon and McGregor, (10) Amblyseius scutalis (Athias-Henriot), and (11) Amblyseius (Euseius) tularensis (Congdon). Induction and termination of diapause in, van den Meiracker, R.A.F. Neither was found to have any effect on thrips populations. Sabelis, M.W. In Lewis, T. Diapause induction in the thrips predator. Additional larvae are also killed by "host feeding" (ovipositor insertion without egg laying, followed by wasp feeding on host fluids from wounds, followed by host death). Daughtrey, M. L., R. K. Jones, J. W. Moyer, M. E. Daub, and J. R. Baker. Yudin, L. S., J. J. Cho, and W. C. Michell. Management of silverleaf whitefly and western flower thrips with. The western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis, has spread until it now has a worldwide distribution, and is the primary vector of plant diseases caused by tospoviruses. 1994) and chrysanthemum (Katayama 1997). Miticides had variable toxicity, and some insect growth regulators, such as azadirachtin, were not harmful. 1996. 2,000 square feet) in large houses. Less work has been done to explore the ability of Orius species to suppress WFT damage in floral crops, compared to the previously discussed vegetable and fruit crops. Resistance among Lycopersicon species to. 1995), cucumber (Soria and Mollema 1992), sweet pepper (Fery and Schalk 1991), and chrysanthemum (de Jager and Butot 1992, de Jager et al. Thrips management guide part II. Addition of a pyrethrin-like insecticide (e.g., resmethrin and others) to the application may increase contact of thrips with residues by inducing movement in thrips. This process involves placing castor bean plants bearing thriving colonies of A. degenerans into the greenhouse at the beginning of the crop. Parrella (1995) provides illustrations that separate WFT from other species. Ravensberg, W. J., M. Malais, and D. A. van der Schaaf. Ravensberg, W. J. and K. Altena. Compendium of Flowering Potted Plant Diseases. 1986. (1996) found that O. laevigatus failed to control WFT in pepper during the winter, but that better results appeared to occur with O. albidipennis (Reuter). Wilson, T. H. and T. A. Cooley. 1997). 1994. Good control of WFT has also been achieved with a commercial preparation of P. fumosoroseus (Pfr-97) (Lindquist 1996). While providing some reduction, such results have suggested that Orius species tested so far on ornamentals provide too little control to be acceptable and are uneconomical for use (Parrella and Murphy 1996). Nickle, W. R. and G. W. Wood. We describe a Taqman real-time quantitative PCR detection system, which can rapidly identify F. occidentalis from thrips larvae to complement the traditional morphological identification. Blumel, S. 1996. Allen, W. R. and J. First, trends of trap captures (after trap counts are graphed against date of capture) tell growers in what direction the population is changing and at what speed. A. Bethke, and E. A. Shearin. 1992. 1992). Once mated, WFT produce offspring biased toward females, ranging from 58-70% female depending on age of the mother, the local thrips population density, and perhaps temperature (Higgins and Myers 1992, Gaum et al. Van Houten et al. Brownbridge, M. and A. Adamowicz. In Abstracts, Society for Invertebrate Pathology 28th Annual Meeting, 16-21 July 1995, Ithaca, New York. Steiner, M. Y. and A. J. Tellier. Towards the improvement of fungal insecticides, pp. In young poinsettia and impatiens, thrips feeding distorts the outline of developing leaves. Spray trials carried out in California, Maryland and Vermont have shown that B. bassiana (BotaniGard®) efficiently controlled thrips on roses, carnations and potted sunflower, and suppressed populations in chrysanthemums (Brownbridge et al. 477-503. Thresholds Western Flower Thrips There are no thresholds established for Ontario. New records of thrips in Georgia. Beshear, R.J., 1983. Potential of tomato spotted wilt tospovirus plant hosts in Hawaii as virus reservoirs for transmission by. Because most WFT pupate in soil or potting media, an alternative to foliage application is to apply pesticides to soil (Helyer et al. The greatest number of studies have concerned A. barkeri (19 articles) and A. cucumeris (49 articles). Phytopathology 78: 1348-1352. Predacious bugs. Ravensberg and M. Malais. Dot blot detection of tomato spotted wilt virus RNA in plant and thrips tissues by cDNA clones. Biological control of thrips (Thysanoptera) by. (1995) and Brownbridge (1995) showed that B. bassiana, M. anisopliae and V. lecanii tend to be more active against WFT than are P. fumosoroseus or P. farinosus. Successful use of insecticides for WFT control requires attention to the issues of pesticide choice, coverage, phytotoxicity, and resistance. Brownbridge, M., A. Adamowicz, M. Skinner and B.L. Entomophthoralean fungi have also been isolated from WFT, and observed causing epizootics on greenhouse cucumbers (Montserrat et al. 1994, Brødsgaard 1994a, Katayama 1997). (ed.) In chrysanthemum, Hessein and Parrella (1990) found that releases of A. cucumeris and A. barkeri were not able to suppress WFT below a level of 2-7 per leaf, a number too high for this crop. 1993. According to experts, they are impossible to distinguish from other thrips species with the naked eye. Then, rotate to a third class of insecticides, and finally, return to the original material and repeat the whole process. 1995. Some fertilization practices (such as use of fresh manure), for example, are detrimental to the survival of B. bassiana; other amendments (such as use of composted manure) promote multiplication of the fungus in soil (Rosin et al. Some older insecticides are inhibitory, and if used should be applied separately. Control of western flower thrips on sweet pepper in winter with. Viulm.-Andr.) The developmental rates, fecundity and longevity of WFT are affected by many factors, including temperature, day length, and the plant species it is feeding on (Soria and Mollema 1992, Gaum et al. Tospoviruses can also be detected in greenhouse crops by using indicator plants such as fava bean (any dwarf variety) or petunia (Allen and Matteoni 1991). The TSWV/western flower thrips … Of the various Orius species tested for control of WFT, all but O. albidipennis appear to be inadequate during fall and winter because of diapause induced by short days which stops oviposition by females. Several nematodes in the genus Steinernema have been tested to assess their ability to kill WFT stages in soil. 1997). TSWV has a very wide host range, and the only thrips that transmits the virus in a persistent way. Hessein, N. A. and M. P. Parrella. Coll, M. and R. L. Ridgeway. Laboratory test method to evaluate the effect of 31 pesticides on the predatory bug, van de Wetering, F., R. Goldbach and D. 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