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Life-history of predatory mites Neoseiulus californicus and Phytoseiulus persimilis (Acari: Phytoseiidae) on four spider mite species as prey, with special reference to Tetranychus evansi (Acari:
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The resultant low capacity for population growth suggests poor ability of the two tested predators to suppress T. evansi populations on commercial crops, and it is unlikely that P. californicus and N. persimilis, now being widely used to control T. urticae in greenhouse crops in Central Europe, will be able to halt any spread of T.evansi to greenhouse crop in temperate areas. Expand
Influence of food and temperature on development and oviposition ofEuseius stipulatus andTyphlodromus phialatus (Acari: Phytoseiidae)
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When mating took place at 32°C, Euseius stipulatus females were not able to lay eggs, thus suggesting an interference of high temperatures with fertilization in this species, and the possible significance of these responses is discussed in relation to population trends observed in the field. Expand
Cryptic diversity in Brevipalpus mites (Tenuipalpidae)
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An integrative approach revealed the occurrence of cryptic species in the Brevipalpus genus and contributed to the clarification of previously noted incongruences, which allow for the evaluation of taxonomic characteristics in a phylogenetic context and indicate new characters for the differentiation of Brev Principalpus species. Expand
Reproductive performance of seven strains of the tomato red spider mite Tetranychus evansi (Acari: Tetranychidae) at five temperatures
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Assessment of life-history parameters, such as the rate of development and the intrinsic rate of natural increase, on S. nigrum for T. evansi after invasion into Japan indicates that this species has the potential to become a serious pest on solanaceous crops, just the same as in Africa and Europe. Expand
The suspected synonymy of Kampimodromus hmiminai and Kampimodromus adrianae (Acari: Phytoseiidae): morphological and molecular investigations
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This study tests the hypothesis of synonymy between these two species, using morphological measurements and molecular typing (mtDNA, cytochrome C oxidase I (COI); the differences in idiosomal setae lengths between K. adrianae and K. hmiminai seem to be large enough to support their species status. Expand
Comparative life-history traits of three phytoseiid mites associated with Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae) colonies in clementine orchards in eastern Spain: implications for biological
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Life-history traits of the three most abundant phytoseiid mites associated with T. urticae on this crop were studied and Euseius stipulatus could not complete its life cycle, whereas P. persimilis and N. californicus completed it satisfactorily. Expand
Survey of natural enemies of spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) in citrus orchards in eastern Spain
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Quantifying the presence of many known spider mites predators in Valencian citrus orchards is an important first step towards spider mite control. Expand
Evidence of co-specificity between Tetranychus evansi and Tetranychus takafujii (Acari: Prostigmata, Tetranychidae): comments on taxonomic and agricultural aspects
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It is concluded that T. takafuji is a junior synonym of T. evansi, and cross-breeding experiments support the co-specificity of the two taxa. Expand
Reproductive compatibility and genetic and morphometric variability among populations of the predatory mite, Amblyseius largoensis (Acari: Phytoseiidae), from Indian Ocean Islands and the Americas.
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Molecular analysis indicated that the A. largoensis populations from the Indian Ocean Islands and the Americas belong to the same taxonomic entity, although to two well defined genetic groups. Expand
Modelling the potential distribution of the invasive tomato red spider mite, Tetranychus evansi (Acari: Tetranychidae)
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A CLIMEX model was developed to predict the global distribution of T. evansi, a spider mite pest of solanaceous crops, and the whole Mediterranean region has the potential to be extensively colonized by the mite. Expand
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