Temperature effects on development ofOrius tantillus (Het.: Anthocoridae), A predator ofThrips palmi (Thys.: Thripidae)

  title={Temperature effects on development ofOrius tantillus (Het.: Anthocoridae), A predator ofThrips palmi (Thys.: Thripidae)},
  author={Yoshitaka Nakashima and Yoshimi Hirose},
To explore the possibility of usingOrius tantillus (Motschulsky) as a control agent againstThrips palmi Karny in greenhouses in Japan during the winter months, the effects of temperature on the development of eggs and nymphs of this predator were determined by rearing individuals under eight constant temperatures ranging from 17.5–35.0°C. Estimates of lower developmental threshold temperatures for eggs, male nymphs and female nymphs were 13.7°C, 11.9°C and 13.4°C, respectively. These estimates… Expand

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