Voluntary Falling in Spider Mites in Response to Different Ecological Conditions at Landing Points

@article{Ohzora2010VoluntaryFI,
  title={Voluntary Falling in Spider Mites in Response to Different Ecological Conditions at Landing Points},
  author={Yousuke Ohzora and Shuichi Yano},
  journal={Journal of Insect Behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={24},
  pages={274-281}
}
We examined voluntary-falling behaviour by adult females of the two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae) and one of its major predators Neoseiulus californicus McGregor (Acari: Phytoseiidae). Experiments were conducted using a setup in which mites could only move onto one of two landing points by falling. Significantly more T… CONTINUE READING