Effect of mating on egg production in two species of predatory mites,Agistemus exsertus Gonzalez andPhytoseiulus persimilis Athias — Henriot
The influences of single and multiple matings on egg production in the two predacious mitesAgistemus exsertus Gonz. andPhytoseiulus persimilis Ath. — Hen. were investigated in the laboratory. with both species egg production was increased as a result of multiple matings, but this increase was insignificant. In addition, mated females ofA. exsertus commenced oviposition one day earlier compared to unmated ovipositing females.
KeywordsPlant Physiology Plant Pathology Predatory Mite Multiple Mating Ovipositing Female
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