Anais da Sociedade Entomológica do Brasil (1998) 27, 223-228

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Ester A. Silva, José V. Oliveira, Manoel G.C. Gondim Jr. and Dimas Menezes (1998)
Biologia de Polyphagotarsonemus latus (Banks) (Acari: Tarsonemidae) em Pimentão
[Biology of Polyphagotarsonemus latus (Banks) (Acari: Tarsonemidae) on sweet pepper]
Anais da Sociedade Entomológica do Brasil 27 (2), 223-228
Abstract: The biology of Polyphagotarsonemus latus (Banks) was studied in sweet pepper, Capsicum annuum at 20, 25, and 30 °C. An inverse relationship between P. latus developmental period and temperature was observed for all stages of the white mite life cycle. Duration of eggs-adults period was the greatest at 20°C (5.7d for males and 6.2d for females). Oviposition was lower at 20°C. The most suitable temperature for fertility was 25°C (27.9 eggs). The parameters obtained from fertility life table were progressively higher with the increase in temperature, but the opposite ocurred with the mean duration of a generation.
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Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
general biology - morphology - evolution
environment - cropping system/rotation

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Polyphagotarsonemus latus Green pepper/chilli (Capsicum)