Generalist-feeding subterranean mites as potential biological control agents of immature corn rootworms

@article{Prischmann2011GeneralistfeedingSM,
  title={Generalist-feeding subterranean mites as potential biological control agents of immature corn rootworms},
  author={Deirdre A. Prischmann and Eric M. Knutson and Kenton E. Dashiell and Jonathan G. Lundgren},
  journal={Experimental and Applied Acarology},
  year={2011},
  volume={55},
  pages={233-248}
}
Predatory mites are important components of subterranean food webs and may help regulate densities of agricultural pests, including western corn rootworms (Chrysomelidae: Diabrotica virgifera virgifera). Implementing conservation and/or classical biocontrol tactics could enhance densities of specialist or generalist predatory mites and lead to pest suppression, but first relevant mite species must be identified and their predatory capabilities evaluated. We conducted lab assays to quantify… 
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