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Life-styles of Phytoseiid mites and their roles in biological control.
TLDR
This review categorizes the diversity of life-styles in the Phytoseiidae, based primarily on food habits and related biological and morphological traits, into three types: specialized predators of Tetranychus species, selective predators of tetranychid mites, and specialized pollen feeders/generalist predators.
Arthropod biological control agents and pesticides
Natural enemies and pesticides - an overview pesticideside-effects on natural enemies - a database summary pesticide susceptibility - modes of uptake standardized assessment methods pesticide
Comparative Life Histories and Predation Types: Are Neoseiulus californicus and N. fallacis (Acari: Phytoseiidae) Similar Type II Selective Predators of Spider Mites?
TLDR
Traits of immatures were more discriminating than traits of female adults in this study; both trait types should be included in predation rating systems.
Plants and Leaf Characteristics Influencing the Predaceous Mite Kampimodromus aberrans (Acari: Phytoseiidae) in Habitats Surrounding Vineyards
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It is shown that dense trichome and pollen levels are favorable to the development of K. aberrans populations and perspective is added on the influence of domatia on this important predaceous mite.
Cannibalism and Intraguild Predation Among Phytoseiid Mites: Are Aggressiveness and Prey Preference Related to Diet Specialization?
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It is concluded that aggressiveness in intraguild predation, species recognition and subsequent preferential consumption of heterospecifics when given a choice is common in generalist but not specialist phytoseiids.
Nutritional benefits of intraguild predation and cannibalism among generalist and specialist phytoseiid mites
TLDR
Intraguild predation and cannibalism are common among predaceous phytoseiid mites but the nutritional benefits gained by these processes are poorly understood.
Intra- and interspecific predation on four life stage groups by the adult females of Metaseiulus occidentalis, Typhlodromus pyri, Neoseiulus fallacis and Amblyseius andersoni
TLDR
Each mite seemed uniquely adapted to survive conditions of scarce prey and these behaviours may explain their roles in phytoseiid mite complexes.
Kampimodromus aberrans (Acari: Phytoseiidae) from the USA: morphological and molecular assessment of its density
TLDR
Studies showed that morphological characters traditionally used to identify Kampimodromus species are of less value than other characters that are difficult to observe, such as the numbers of solenostomes and the presence of teeth on the movable digit of the chelicerae.
Prey-Stage Preference in Generalist and Specialist Phytoseiid Mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae) When Offered Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae) Eggs and Larvae
TLDR
Testing 13 species of phytoseiid mites for prey preferences between eggs and larvae of twospotted spider mite showed no differences in prey-stage preferences when compared with individuals from long-term reared laboratory strains of the same species, however, individuals of one field-collected strain of G. occidentalis showed a stronger preference for eggs than individuals from three other strains ofThe same species.
FORECASTING CODLING MOTH PHENOLOGY BASED ON PHEROMONE TRAP CATCHES AND PHYSIOLOGICAL-TIME MODELS
TLDR
Of four forecasting methods, degree day and developmental unit summations, starting from first catch, for the preoviposition and incubation period were most reliable in predicting the beginning of spring brood egg hatch.
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