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Exploration of the acarine fauna on coconut palm in Brazil with emphasis on Aceria guerreronis (Acari: Eriophyidae) and its natural enemies
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Mite diversity was the highest in the state Pará and on palms surrounded by seasonal forests and Amazonian rain-forests, andalyses of the influence of climatic factors revealed that dry ambient conditions favour the establishment of A. guerreronis.
[Compared biology and behavior of Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae) and Phytoseiulus macropilis (Banks) (Acari: Phytoseiidae) on Bollgard and non-transgenic isoline cotton].
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Averages of the three generations showed that the Bt-cotton does not affect the development, survival of immature stages, and reproductive output of T. urticae and of the predator P. macropilis.
Predatory mites associated with Tetranychus evansi Baker & Pritchard (Acari: Tetranychidae) on native solanaceous plants of coastal Pernambuco State, Brazil.
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The results suggest that despite being commonly found on solanaceous plants in the field, these predators feed very little or do not feed at all on T. evansi in nature.
Population dynamics of Aceria guerreronis Keifer (Acari: Eriophyidae) and associated predators on coconut fruits in Northeastern Brazil.
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No significant correlations were observed between the levels of abiotic factors and the population levels of A. guerreronis or of the phytoseiids associated with it, and this probably occurred due to the simultaneous and conflicting effects of those factors on the mites in the field, or to significant differences between the climatic factors measured in the environment and those prevailing in the habitat occupied by A.
Limitations of Neoseiulus baraki and Proctolaelaps bickleyi as control agents of Aceria guerreronis
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It is concluded that body sizes of both predators and the exceedingly high feeding requirement of P. bickleyi may limit their performance as control agents of the coconut mite.
Acaricide-impaired functional predation response of the phytoseiid mite Neoseiulus baraki to the coconut mite Aceria guerreronis
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The objective of the present study was to assess the effect of the acaricides abamectin, azadirachtin and fenpyroximate on the functional response of N. baraki to A. guerreronis densities.
Bionomics of the acarophagous ladybird beetle Stethorus tridens fed Tetranychus evansi
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The bionomics of Stethorus tridens Gordon fed Tetranychus evansi Baker & Pritchard were studied in the laboratory and the potential of S.tridens as a candidate natural enemy of T.evansi is discussed.
[Biology of Amblyseius largoensis (Muma) (Acari: Phytoseiidae), a potential predator of Aceria guerreronis Keifer (Acari: Eriophyidae) on coconut trees].
TLDR
The results suggest that Amblyseius largoensis preys upon A. guerreronis under natural condition and that it might play some role in the control of the latter.
Survival and behavioural response to acaricides of the coconut mite predator Neoseiulus baraki
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Chlorfenapyr was the most suitable product for managing the coconut mite because of its low effect on survival and behavior of N. baraki, and irritability was observed for all acaricides, except for abamectin.
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