• Biology
  • Published 2002

The Impact of Supplementary Food on a Prey-Predator Interaction

  title={The Impact of Supplementary Food on a Prey-Predator Interaction},
  author={P. A. van Rijn},
t Although all known phytoseii d mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae ) are predator ss of mites or smal insects, many readily feed and reproduce on pollenn as well. This ability to feed on food from plant origin increases their survivall during periods when prey is locally sparse, but might occur at the expensee of the ability to utilise food as efficiently as specialised predators . Inn this study we compar e two predator y mite species used as biological controll agent s against thrips, Neoseiulus… CONTINUE READING

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