, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 265-283

Temperature-dependent predator-prey mite ecosystem on apple tree foliage

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Summary

The biological control of the McDaniel spider mite, which is a pest on apple tree foliage, by a predacious mite species, which feeds upon it, is represented by a continuous-discrete time hybrid model incorporating temperature effects explicityland mite metamorphosis implicitly. The results of this model can be shown to provide good agreement when compared with relevant field data.