Entomophaga

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 93–106 | Cite as

Laboratory studies on the feeding habits, post-embryonic survival and oviposition of the predaceous mitesAmblyseius chilenensisDosse andAmblyseius hibisciChant [Acarina: Phytoseiidae on various kinds of food substances

  • E. Swirski
  • S. Amitai
  • N. Dorzia
Mémoires Originaux

Abstract

The predaceous mitesAmblyseius chilenensisDosse andAmblyseius hibisciChant were introduced to Israel from Riverside, California. In the laboratory studies were conducted on the feeding, post-embryonic survival and oviposition rate of these mites on 17 kinds of food substances, such as mites, insects and pollen.

Keywords

Plant Pathology Laboratory Study Food Substance Oviposition Rate 

Résumé

Amblyseius chilenensisDosse etA. hibisciChant ont été introduits de Riverside, Californie. Au laboratoire, un pourcentage marqué des nymphes des deux espèces atteignit la maturité. Dans les mêmes conditions, le taux de ponte fut modéré à élevé sur les AcariensTetranychus cinnabarinusBoisd.,Eutetranychus orientalisKlein,Brevipalpus phoenicisGeij.; les larves de la CochenilleAonidiella aurantiiMask. et le pollen du Maïs, deCarpobrotus edulis et de l'Amandier. L'AcarienPhyllocoptruta oleivoraAshm. et les œufs de la NoctuelleSpodoptera littoralis F. ont eu une valeur nutritive basse ou négligeable pour le développement ou la fécondité des deux Phytoséides. Sur le ThripsRetithrips syriacusMayet et l'AleurodeBemisia tabaciGenn., la vitesse de développement et le taux de ponte d'A. hibisci ont été beaucoup plus élevés que ceux d'A. chilenensis. Beaucoup de chenilles du premier stade de la TeignePrays citriMill. ont été attaquées avec succès parA. chilenensis mais non parA. hibisci. Avec les œufs de la TeigneEctomyelois ceratoniaeZell. aucune des nymphes d'A. chilenensis etA. hibisci n'atteignit la maturité et le taux de ponte de ce dernier fut très bas. Les œufs et les larves de la CochenilleCeroplastes floridensisComst. furent de valeur négligeable pourA. chilenensis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Swirski
    • 1
  • S. Amitai
    • 1
  • N. Dorzia
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of EntomologyThe Volcani Institute of Agricultural ResearchBet DaganIsrael

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