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Chemical Alternatives to Malathion for Controlling Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae), and Their Side Effects on Natural Enemies in Spanish Citrus Orchards
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A high Mediterranean fruit fly mortality was obtained for all baited insecticides except lambda-cyhalothrin, which caused the lowest mortality and showed a novel disabling effect on surviving Mediterranean fruitFly adults. Expand
Comparative life-history traits of three phytoseiid mites associated with Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae) colonies in clementine orchards in eastern Spain: implications for biological
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Life-history traits of the three most abundant phytoseiid mites associated with T. urticae on this crop were studied and Euseius stipulatus could not complete its life cycle, whereas P. persimilis and N. californicus completed it satisfactorily. Expand
Survey of natural enemies of spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) in citrus orchards in eastern Spain
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Quantifying the presence of many known spider mites predators in Valencian citrus orchards is an important first step towards spider mite control. Expand
Efficacy of five selected acaricides against Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae) and their side effects on relevant natural enemies occurring in citrus orchards.
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When considering both efficacy and side effects on beneficial arthropods, the best options would seem to be mineral oil, tebufenpyrad and clofentezine, however, it is urgent to complete testing of the side effects of the acaricides used in citrus. Expand
Interrelated effects of mycorrhiza and free-living nitrogen fixers cascade up to aboveground herbivores
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This study breaks new ground in multitrophic belowground–aboveground research by providing first insights into the fitness implications of plant-mediated interactions between interrelated belowground fungi–bacteria and aboveground herbivores. Expand
The use of integrative taxonomy in determining species limits in the convergent pupa coloration pattern of Aphytis species
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An integrative taxonomic key for assignment to the correct species for the use in field surveys on CRS in the Iberian Peninsula is proposed which takes into account the plasticity of pupa characters and a DNA barcode key for its use with damaged or immature specimens. Expand
Effect of pollen quality on the efficacy of two different life-style predatory mites against Tetranychus urticae in citrus
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Results suggest that pollen provision does not enhance the ability of these phytoseiids to reduce T. urticae populations, and poor quality pollen may prevent pollen feeders from reaching high numbers in the field. Expand
Disentangling mite predator‐prey relationships by multiplex PCR
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It is concluded that P. persimilis is the most effective predator in the system; it preyed on tetranychids almost five times more frequently than E. stipulatus did. Expand
Food Web Engineering to Enhance Biological Control of Tetranychus urticae by Phytoseiid Mites (Tetranychidae: Phytoseiidae) in Citrus
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The suitability of a cover of the grass Festuca arundinacea Schreber (Poaceae) to enhance biological control of T. urticae relative to bare soil or a wild soil cover in citrus orchards is discussed. Expand
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