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Effect of prey density on the functional and numerical responses of two species of predaceous mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae)
Phytoseiidae mites are the most important and studied natural enemies of pest mites. A question frequently raised is whether phytoseiid may reduce high densities of phytophagous mites. Studies ofExpand
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Life history of Amblyseius herbicolus (Chant) (Acari: Phytoseiidae) on coffee plants.
The predaceous mite Amblyseius herbicolus (Chant) is the second most abundant phytoseiid on coffee plants (Coffea arabica L), after Euseius alatus DeLeon, in Lavras, MG, Brazil, associated to theExpand
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Contrasting Patterns of Species Richness and Composition of Solitary Wasps and Bees (Insecta: Hymenoptera) According to Land‐use
Several species of arthropods inhabiting forest fragments interact with managed areas. The importance of such areas to biodiversity conservation, however, is not well established. Communities ofExpand
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Environmentally mediated coffee pest densities in relation to agroforestry management, using hierarchical partitioning analyses
Abstract Understanding pest density patterns in the field is important to account for distinct environmental variables potentially influencing populations across different habitat types. Here, weExpand
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Distribuição espacial do ácaro Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes) (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) em cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L.)
A distribuicao espacial do acaro Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes) (Acari: Tenuipalpidae), vetor da mancha-anular em cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L.), foi estudada com o objetivo de conhecer os locaisExpand
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Predatory activity of phytoseiid mites on the developmental stages of coffee ringspot mite (Acari: Phytoseiidae: Tenuipalpidae).
Atraves de bioensaios realizados em arenas com 3 cm de diâmetro, confeccionadas com folhas de cafeeiro flutuando em agua, foram estudadas as fases do acaro da mancha-anular do cafeeiro BrevipalpusExpand
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Suitability of the predatory mites Iphiseiodes zuluagai and Euseius concordis in controlling Polyphagotarsonemus latus and Tetranychus bastosi on Jatropha curcas plants in Brazil
One of the most promising plant species for biofuel production in Brazil is the physic nut Jatropha curcas. Major phytosanitary problems include the attack of two pest mite species, the broad miteExpand
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Ultrastructural analysis of salivary glands in a phytophagous stink bug revealed the presence of unexpected muscles
The exceptional abilities of stink bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) to colonize a diverse group of plants have been attributed to the feeding behaviors and the functions of the salivary complex ofExpand
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Encapsulation and release of Beauveria bassiana from alginate–bentonite nanocomposite
The present work is devoted to the study of polymer/layered silicate nanocomposite (PLN) of alginate–bentonite as a bead matrix for the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana strain CPATC032. InExpand
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Agroforestry management affects coffee pests contingent on season and developmental stage
1 Management of vegetational diversity in agroecosystems is a potentially regulating factor of pest population dynamics and may affect developmental stages in different ways.
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