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Feeding habits of the Tydeidae with evidence of Homeopronematus anconai (Acari: Tydeidae) predation on Aculops lycopersici (Acari: Eriophyidae)
Abstract A literature review of the Tydeidae indicated that feeding habits include predation, phytophagy, fungivory, and scavenging. In the current study, evidence for predation of Homeopronematus… Expand
Observations on Megaphragma mymaripenne Timberlake (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae), an egg parasite of Heliothrips haemorrhoidalis Bouché (Thysanoptera: Thripidae).
Population Dynamics of the Beet Leafhopper, Circulifer tenellus (Baker), and Associated Empoasca spp. (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) and Their Egg Parasitoids on Sugar Beets in Southern California
The relative population densities of Circulifer tenellus (Baker), associated leafhoppers, and their egg parasitoids were monitored on sugar beets in four different geographical locations in southern… Expand
The Importance of Alternate Foods for the Mite Homeopronematus anconai (Acari: Tydeidae)
Population parameters of the tydeid mite Homeopronematus anconai (Baker) utilizing various food materials were determined. Mite densities increased rapidly when fed cattail pollen provided on a grape… Expand
Predatory mites help control thrips on floriculture crops.
Western flower thrips is an increasingly important pest of field and greenhouse crops. Biological control with predaceous mites may be a viable option when dealing with this difficult pest.
Homeopronematus anconai (Baker) (Acari: Tydeidae) predation on citrus flat mite, Brevipalpus lewisi McGregor (Acari: Tenuipalpidae)
Abstract The adult and nymphs of H. anconai (Baker) were observed feeding on eggs of Brevipalpus lewisi McGregor in the laboratory.