Studies on how Phytoseiid mites feed on spider mites and pollen

@inproceedings{Flechtmann1992StudiesOH,
  title={Studies on how Phytoseiid mites feed on spider mites and pollen},
  author={Carlos H. W. Flechtmann and James A Mcmurtry},
  year={1992}
}
ABSTRACT Galendromus occidentalis, Phytoseiulus fragariae, Euseius stipulatus, Amblyseius similoides and Iphiseius degenerans feed on spider mites by cutting into the cuticle of the prey with their chelicerae; the corniculi are partially introduced after cheliceral penetration. The number of feeding episodes on the body and/or legs of the same prey varies according to the predator species. Evidence suggests that proteolytic enzyme(s) are injected into the prey with at least some preoral… CONTINUE READING

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