Systematic and Applied Acarology, ( ISI ), Volume (8), No (1), Year (2003-5) , Pages (49-54)

Title : ( Preference of adults of Allothrombium pulvinum Ewing (Acari: Trombidiidae) for eggs of Planococcus citri (Risso) and Pulvinaria aurantii Cockerell on citrus leaves in the laboratory )

Authors: A. SABOORI , Mojtaba Hosseini , B. HATAMI ,

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The adults of Allothrombium pulvinum Ewing (Acari: Trombidiidae) have a wide range of prey . Herein we review the prey range of these adults and report, from northern, Iran eggs of Planococcus citri (Risso) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) and Pulvinaria aurantii Cockerell (Hemiptera: Coccidae) as new prey for adults of this mite. We examined the preference of A. pulvinum for eggs of P. citri and P. aurantii in no-choice and two-choice tests . The experiments were conducted on sour orange (Citrus aurantium L.) leaf discs over a 24h period at 261 C, 755% RH and a 12L:12D photoperiod. The predatory mite preferred P. citri eggs over P. aurantii eggs (P<0.05), and the mean number of eggs consumed by adults of A. pulvinum in the two-choice test was higher than that in the no-choice test. The potential of A. pulvinum as a biocontrol agent against these two important citrus pests from that region is discussed.

Keywords

, Acari, Trombidiidae, Allothrombium pulvinum, preference, preys, Planococcus citri, Pulvinaria aurantii,
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author = {A. SABOORI and Hosseini, Mojtaba and B. HATAMI},
title = {Preference of adults of Allothrombium pulvinum Ewing (Acari: Trombidiidae) for eggs of Planococcus citri (Risso) and Pulvinaria aurantii Cockerell on citrus leaves in the laboratory},
journal = {Systematic and Applied Acarology},
year = {2003},
volume = {8},
number = {1},
month = {May},
issn = {1362-1971},
pages = {49--54},
numpages = {5},
keywords = {Acari; Trombidiidae; Allothrombium pulvinum; preference; preys; Planococcus citri; Pulvinaria aurantii; Iran},
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%A Hosseini, Mojtaba
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%J Systematic and Applied Acarology
%@ 1362-1971
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