Life cycle of a non-diapausing population of the two-spotted spider mite,Tetranychus urticae Koch in a pear orchard

@article{Takafuji1984LifeCO,
  title={Life cycle of a non-diapausing population of the two-spotted spider mite,Tetranychus urticae Koch in a pear orchard},
  author={Akio Takafuji and Mitsuji Kamibayashi},
  journal={Researches on Population Ecology},
  year={1984},
  volume={26},
  pages={113-123}
}
The life cycle of a non-diapausingT. urticae population was studied in a pear orchard in the southern part of Okayama Prefecture, western Honshû, Japan. The mites overwintered only on biennial weeds in the orchard without entering diapause, started to increase in number in early spring on them and then moved to other weeds as they emerged. The occurrence of the mites on pear began in early May several weeks after the unfolding of pear leaves and the population on pear was initiated by the… CONTINUE READING

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