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Life table and predation capacity of Hippodamia variegata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) feeding on Aphis fabae (Hemiptera: Aphididae)
Abstract The life history and predation rate of variegated lady beetle, Hippodamia variegata (Goeze), fed on the black bean aphid, Aphis fabae Scopoli, were studied under laboratory conditions.Expand
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Functional Response of Larval and Adult Stages of Hippodamia variegata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) to Different Densities of Aphis fabae (Hemiptera: Aphididae)
ABSTRACT We compare the efficiencies of different stages of Hippodamia variegata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) preying on Aphis fabae (Scolpoli) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) by estimating the functionalExpand
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Effects of host on functional response of offspring in two populations of Trissolcus grandis on the sunn pest
Trissolcus grandis Thompson is the most important egg parasitoid of Eurygaster integriceps Put. in Iran. It can be reared on some alternative hosts such as eggs of Podisus maculiventris (Say). InExpand
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Finite Predation Rate: a Novel Parameter for the Quantitative Measurement of Predation Potential of Predator at Population Level
Demography and population growth are the most important subjects of population ecology and economics. Finite and intrinsic growth rates have been used as standard parameters for describing andExpand
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Effect of host plants on developmental time and life table parameters of Amphitetranychus viennensis (Acari: Tetranychidae)
The effect of host plant species including black cherry (Prunus serotina cv. Irani), cherry (Prunus avium cv. siahe Mashhad) and apple (Malus domestica cv. shafi Abadi) was studied on biologicalExpand
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Interactions of two natural enemies of Tetranychus urticae, the fungal entomopathogen Beauveria bassiana and the predatory mite, Phytoseiulus persimilis
Abstract The effect of either untreated or treated adults of the spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae) by Beauveria bassiana (Bals.) Vuillemin (Ascomycota: Hypocreales) DEBI008Expand
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Fitness of Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae) on different soybean cultivars: biology and fertility life-tables
ABSTRACT The quality of the host plant affects the life-history traits of plant-feeding arthropods. The effect of several soybean cultivars on the fitness of Tetranychus urticae was assayed byExpand
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Interactions among the entomopathogenic fungus, Beauveria bassiana (Ascomycota: Hypocreales), the parasitoid, Aphidius matricariae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), and its host, Myzus persicae (Homoptera:
Abstract The effect of the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana on the biological characteristics and life table of Aphidius matricariae , a parasitoid of the green peach aphid, Myzus persicaeExpand
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Ant Mimicry by an Aphid Parasitoid, Lysiphlebus fabarum
Abstract In Iran, Lysiphlebus fabarum (Marshall) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) is a uniparental parasitoid of the black bean aphid, Aphis fabae Scopoli (Hemiptera: Aphididae), that possessesExpand
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Functional Responses of Nephus arcuatus Kapur (Coleoptera:Coccinellidae), the Most Important Predator of Spherical Mealybug Nipaecoccus viridis (Newstead)
Nephus arcuatus Kapur is an important predator of Nipaecoccus viridis (Newstead), in citrus orchards of southwestern Iran. This study examined the feeding efficiency of all stages of N. arcuatus atExpand
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