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Effect of long-term feeding history on functional and numerical response of Neoseiulus californicus (Acari: Phytoseiidae)
The functional and numerical responses of the predatory mite Neoseiulus californicus to eggs and protonymphs of Tetranychus urticae were studied and suggest no drawbacks in the use of mass-reared N. califORNicus as biocontrol agents.
Effect of two different host plants on biological features of Neoseiulus californicus (Mcgregor)
The biological parameters of Neoseiulus californiens (McGregor) preying on Tetranychus urticae Koch of tomato and strawberry were compared and sex ratio, mortality and oviposition were more advantageous on strawberry.
Comparative toxicity of botanical and reduced-risk insecticides to Mediterranean populations of Tetranychus urticae and Phytoseiulus persimilis (Acari Tetranychidae, Phytoseiidae)
Predator-prey dynamics and strategies for control of the red palm mite (Raoiella indica) (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) in areas of invasion in the Neotropics.
Studies on predator composition after the initial detection in 2006 of R. indica indicated that the predaceous mite, A. largoensis increased its densities as the red palm mite grew and spread to new locations, and studies to find exotic and more effective predators of the red Palm mite should be intensified.
Defense suppression benefits herbivores that have a monopoly on their feeding site but can backfire within natural communities
The results show that the benefits of suppressing plant defenses may diminish within communities with natural competitors, and that the overall effect is determined by the presence of competing herbivores and the distinct palette of defenses these induce.
Intraspecific variation in humidity susceptibility of the predatory mite Neoseiulus californicus: Survival, development and reproduction
The impact of eriophyoids on crops: recent issues on Aculus schlechtendali, Calepitrimerus vitis and Aculops lycopersici
- C. Duso, M. Castagnoli, S. Simoni, G. Angeli
- Biology, MedicineExperimental and Applied Acarology
- 1 July 2010
Three eriophyoid mites that have been frequently reported in recent research are here considered as case studies and the damage assessment related to the apple rust mite has been evaluated on different apple varieties with implications for pest control.
Herbivory-associated degradation of tomato trichomes and its impact on biological control of Aculops lycopersici
- Y. V. van Houten, J. Glas, M. Sabelis
- Environmental ScienceExperimental and Applied Acarology
- 13 December 2012
Using the phytoseiid mite, Amblydromalus limonicus, the evidence for successful establishment of a population of this predatory mite on whole plants that had been previously infested with TRM is obtained, and a hypothesis is formulated unifying these observations into one framework with an explicit set of assumptions and predictions to be tested in future experiments.
Effects of variety and management practices on mite species diversity in Italian vineyards.
No differences were detected between the biodiversity indexes of the four vine varieties, while these indexes were different in the management experiment: biodiversity was higher in organic and untreated vineyards than in conventional ones.
Toxicity of some insecticides to Tetranychus urticae, Neoseiulus californicus and Tydeus californicus
In laboratory trials, the direct and residual effects of six insecticides recommended for the control of aphids, whiteflies and thrips in vegetable crops, and their effect was often favourable towards T. urticae and unfavourable towards N. californicus, were evaluated for the three mite species.