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Cannibalism among phytoseiid mites: a review
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The present review aims at summarizing and canalizing the wealth of recent experimental data on cannibalistic phytoseiid mites and seeks to emphasize and discuss the behavioral and ecological significance of cannibalism.
Cannibalism and interspecific predation in the phytoseiid mites Phytoseiulus persimilis and Neoseiulus californicus: predation rates and effects on reproduction and juvenile development
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Different behavioral pattern in intra- and interspecific predation of adult females and immature stages of the generalist Neoseiulus californicus and the specialist Phytoseiuli persimilis is examined in regard to their feeding types.
Prey suitability of western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis, and onion thrips, Thrips tabaci, for the predatory mite Amblyseius swirskii
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This study suggests that the recently reported superiority of A. swirskii to the widely used Neoseiulus cucumeris in suppression of thrips is due to other traits than its population growth capacity with thrips as prey.
Inter- and intraspecific predation on immatures by adult females in Euseius finlandicus, Typhlodromus pyri and Kampimo dromus aberrans (Acari: Phytoseiidae)
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The great tendency to interspecific predation on motile immature phytoseiids by the females of E. finlandicus is discussed with regard to the dominance of this species on deciduous trees and bushes in Austria.
Combined versus Single Species Release of Predaceous Mites: Predator–Predator Interactions and Pest Suppression
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The study demonstrates that prey specificity has significance for the quality and intensity of predator–predator interactions and indicates potential implications for biological control of spider mites.
Predation preferences and discrimination between con- and heterospecific prey by the phytoseiid mites Phytoseiulus persimilis and Neoseiulus californicus
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The different behaviors of P. persimilis and N. californicus are discussed with regard to different predation types (generalists vs. specialists) and the possible consequences of mixed release for biological control of spider mites in greenhouses.
Mycorrhiza changes plant volatiles to attract spider mite enemies
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This study provides a key example of an adaptive indirect HIPV-mediated interaction of a below-ground micro-organism with an above-ground carnivore.
Predation Preference of Typhlodromus Pyri and Kampimodromus Aberrans (Acari: Phytoseiidae) When Offered Con- and Heterospecific Immature Life Stages
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It is demonstrated that the adult females of T. pyri and K. aberrans are able to discriminate between con- and heterospecific larvae and protonymphs and that they prefer to prey upon heterosPEcifics when given the choice.
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.
Population dynamics of interacting predatory mites, Phytoseiulus persimilis and Neoseiulus californicus, held on detached bean leaves
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Intraguild predation was a stronger force than food competition and finally resulted in the displacement of P. persimilis and N. californicus in every predator combination system with abundant prey and various initial predator:predator ratios.
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