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Initial screening of little known predatory mites in Brazil as potential pest control agents.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16770686     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this study was to evaluate the oviposition rate and the survivorship of some of the most common predators on plants of the natural vegetation of southeastern Brazil, when confined with different food sources. Forty-four laboratory tests were carried out, each corresponding to a different combination of predator species and food source. The predators tested were: Phytoseiidae--Amblyseius acalyphus, Euseius citrifolius, Iphiseiodes zuluagai, Metaseiulus (Metaseiulus) camelliae, Typhlodromips cananeiensis; Stigmaeidae--Agistemus floridanus, Zetzellia malvinae; Tydeidae--Pronematus sp. For most predators, the highest oviposition rate and survivorship were obtained when the prey was one of the tenuipalpid mites, Brevipalpus phoenicis or Tenuipalpus heveae. With the exception of A. floridanus, the predators had low oviposition rate and survivorship on Calacarus heveae relative to their respective rate on other food sources. Predators had also generally low oviposition rate and survivorship when feeding on Tetranychus urticae, Oligonychus gossypii or Frankliniella sp.
R M J De Vis; G J de Moraes; M R Bellini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-06-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Experimental & applied acarology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0168-8162     ISO Abbreviation:  Exp. Appl. Acarol.     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-30     Completed Date:  2007-04-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507436     Medline TA:  Exp Appl Acarol     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Entomologia, Fitopatologia e Zoologia Agricola, ESALQ - Universidade de São Paulo, 13418-900, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Mites / physiology*
Pest Control, Biological*
Predatory Behavior

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