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The tea red spider mite, Oligonychus coffeae Nietner is one of the major pests of tea plants in North-east India. The ladybird beetle, Stethorus aptus Kapur, is a newly reported predator of O. coffeae. Predatory efficiency study of S. aptus under laboratory conditions revealed that adult of S. aptus consumed significantly more mites than larvae. In free(More)
Oligonychus coffeae Nietner, the red spider mite, is a major pest of tea (Camellia sinesis L.) in most tea producing countries. The pest is currently managed with synthetic acaricides. There is, however, a growing concern globally about the continuous use of synthetic chemicals on food and beverage crops because of their potential effects on human health(More)
The tea red spider mite, Oligonychus coffeae Nietner (Tetranychidae), is an economically important pest of agricultural and ornamental crops and considered one of the major pests of tea plants in North-east India. In view of increasing resistance recorded in insect and mite pests against pesticides, a study was conducted to determine the acaricidal,(More)
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