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Plant damage to vegetable crops by zoophytophagous mirid predators
Understanding when and why plant-feeding predators increase their feeding on plants or on certain plant parts is of crucial importance for integrating them in biological control programs. Expand
Life history parameters for Nesidiocoris tenuis (Reuter) (Het., Miridae) under different temperature regimes
N. tenuis is the most thermophilous of all dicyphines from vegetable crops in the Mediterranean area studied so far and the optimum temperature range for N.Tenuis was established as being between 20 and 30°C. Expand
Risk of damage to tomato crops by the generalist zoophytophagous predator Nesidiocoris tenuis (Reuter) (Hemiptera: Miridae)
It seems that feeding on the plant by this mirid bug competed with the vegetative growth and fruiting processes of the plant in the extreme conditions of prey shortage maintained in the authors' experiment. Expand
Colonization of tomato greenhouses by the predatory mirid bugs Macrolophus caliginosus and Dicyphus tamaninii
No preference for parasitized pupae was observed in greenhouse samples, while laboratory experiments revealed a marked tendency to avoid parasitoid pupae, and IPM programs for greenhouse tomatoes and other vegetables should take advantage of the presence of this predator complex. Expand
Functional Response of Four Heteropteran Predators Preying on Greenhouse Whitefly (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) and Western Flower Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)
It is concluded that D. tamaninii may have a good action in the control of both greenhouse white fly and western flower thrips, whereas M. caliginosus and both Orius species may be slower in controlling whitefly and be similarly efficient in consuming western flower thriveps. Expand
Identification and evaluation of native predators of Frankliniella occidentalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in the Mediterranean.
Predatory insects of Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) were surveyed from the summer of 1991 through the autumn of 1992 in nonsprayed vegetable and ornamental crops on the north MediterraneanExpand
Rearing the predatory bug Macrolophus caliginosus on a meat-based diet
The rearing method proposed in this work constitutes an alternative to the conventional method and represents an improvement in the production of this predator. Expand
The brine shrimp Artemia sp. as alternative prey for rearing the predatory bug Macrolophus caliginosus
Abstract The predatory bug Macrolophus caliginosus , which is widely used in greenhouse crops, is limited in its application by its high price. An important factor in the cost is the high price ofExpand