Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection (2014) 47, 349-354

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Badawi A. Abou-Awad, Sherif M. Hafez and Basem M. Farhat (2014)
Biological studies of the predacious mite Amblyseius swirskii, a predator of the broad mite Polyphagotarsonemus latus on pepper plants (Acari: Phytoseiidae: Tarsonemidae)
Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection 47 (3), 349-354
Abstract: The predatory phytoseiid mite Amblyseius swirskii (Athias-Henriot) completed its lifespan when fed on females of the broad mite, Polyphagotarsonemus latus (Banks). The development was the quickest and the number of prey consumed was highest when individuals were reared at 28 °C compared with 19 °C. The average number of eggs/female/day was 2.36 and 1.69, respectively. Life table parameters showed that the population of A. swirskii multiplied 16 and 20 times in a generation time of 22 and 18 days at 19 and 28 °C, respectively. Under these conditions, the intrinsic rate of increase (rm) was 0.139 and 0.170 individuals/female/day, respectively.
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Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
general biology - morphology - evolution

Pest and/or beneficial records:

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

Polyphagotarsonemus latus Green pepper/chilli (Capsicum)
Amblyseius swirskii (predator) Polyphagotarsonemus latus Green pepper/chilli (Capsicum)