Prospects for Biological Control of Plant Feeding Mites and Other Harmful Organisms

  • Daniel Carrillo
  • Gilberto José de Moraes
  • Jorge E. Peña

Part of the Progress in Biological Control book series (PIBC, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Raphael C. Castilho, Renan Venancio, João Paulo Z. Narita
    Pages 1-31
  3. Gilberto José de Moraes, Renan Venancio, Victor L. V. dos Santos, Adilson D. Paschoal
    Pages 33-75
  4. Grazielle Furtado Moreira, Gilberto José de Moraes
    Pages 77-102
  5. Letícia H. de Azevedo, Rowan M. Emberson, Fernanda de C. N. Esteca, Gilberto José de Moraes
    Pages 103-132
  6. James A. McMurtry, Nazer Famah Sourassou, Peterson Rodrigo Demite
    Pages 133-149
  7. Fabio A. Hernandes, Tatiane Marie M. G. de Castro, Renan Venancio
    Pages 151-184
  8. Qing-Hai Fan, Carlos H. W. Flechtmann
    Pages 185-206
  9. Karen Muñoz-Cárdenas, Luz Stella Fuentes-Quintero, Diana Rueda-Ramirez, C. Daniel Rodríguez, R. Fernando Cantor
    Pages 207-239
  10. Josep A. Jaques, Ernestina Aguilar-Fenollosa, Mónica A. Hurtado-Ruiz, Tatiana Pina
    Pages 251-269
  11. Vitalis W. Wekesa, Fabien C. C. Hountondji, Surendra K. Dara
    Pages 309-328

About this book


The history of biological control of harmful organisms by mites is marked by outstanding achievements with a few natural enemies. The focus has been mostly on mites of the family Phytoseiidae for the control of plant feeding mites. This is an important family of acarine predators of plant pest mites, which are effectively used in agriculture worldwide. Besides the vast knowledge in several species in this family, there are as well many opportunities for other biological control agents, represented in an array of organisms which are constantly found by researchers worldwide. This has resulted in an increasing interest in predatory mite species within other families of the Acari orders Mesostigmata and Prostigmata, among others. This book compiles important developments with predatory mite species within the families Ascidae, Blattisociidae, Melicharidae, Laelapidae, Macrochelidae, Phytoseiidae, Stigmaeidae, Erythraeidae and Cheyletidae, which are emerging as important tools for integrated pest management. Pathogenic organisms attacking mites and the improvement of management techniques are also a subject of this book. The potential and gaps in knowledge in biological control using predatory mites and mite pathogens are addressed.


Acarine pests Acarine predators Biological control Mesostigmata Prostigmata

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Carrillo
    • 1
  • Gilberto José de Moraes
    • 2
  • Jorge E. Peña
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Entomology and Nematology Tropical Research and Education CenterUniversity of Florida - IFASHomesteadUSA
  2. 2.Departamento de Entomologia e Acarologia, Escola Superior de Agricultura “Luiz de QueirozUniversidade de São PauloPiracicabaBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Entomology and Nematology Tropical Research and Education CenterUniversity of Florida - IFASHomesteadUSA

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