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Entomophaga

, Volume 41, Issue 2, pp 279–285 | Cite as

Biological Control OfPolyphagotarsonemus latus (Acarina:Tarsonemidae) in greenhouses and field trials using introductions of predacious mites (Acarina:Tphytoseiidae)

  • J. E. Peña
  • L. Osborne
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Abstract

Effect of prédation of 2 phytoseiid species on the broad mitePolyphagotarsonemus lotus (Banks) was studied on bean and lime plants in the greenhouse and in the field in lime.Neoseiulus californicus (McGregor) maintained mite density at low levels, whereas the effect ofNeoseiulus barken (Hughes) was erratic.N. californicus, together with a complex of indigenous predacious mites, keptP. latus density below economic damaging levels on lime fruits

Key-words

Polyphagotarsonemus latus Neoseiulus californicus Neoseiulusbarken 

Lutte biologique contre Polyphagotarsonemus latus (Acarina: Tarsonemidae) sous serre et en champ par introduction d’acariens prédateurs (Acarina: Phytoseiidae)

Résumé

L’effet de la prédation de deux espèces de phytoseiides sur l’acarienPolyphagotarsonemus latus (Banks) a été étudié sous serre sur haricot et sur limettier et en champ sur limettier.Neoseiulus califomicus (McGregor) maintenait la densité de Facarien à un faible niveau, alors que l’effet deNeoseiulus barkeri (Hughes) était irrégulier.N. californicus, associé à un complexe d’acariens prédateurs indigènes, maintenait la densité deP. latus à un niveau situé en-dessous du seuil de dégâts économiques sur les fruits du limettier

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. Peña
    • 1
  • L. Osborne
    • 2
  1. 1.I.F.A.S, Tropical Research & Education CenterUniversity of FloridaHomesteadUSA
  2. 2.I.F.A.S., Central Florida Research & Education CenterUniversity of FloridaApopkaUSA

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