, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 427–430 | Cite as

The phytoseiid mitePhytoseius plumifer as a predator of the eriophyid miteAceria ficus [Acarina]

  • Aly H. Rasmy
  • E. M. Elbanhawy


The effects of the eriophyid miteAceria ficusCotte, the tetranychid miteTetranychus arabicusAttiah and castor-oil pollen on the development and fecundity of the phytoseiid predatorPhytoseius plumifer (C. & F.) were studied. The feeding capacity of all developmental stages ofP. plumifer onA. ficus was also considered.

A. ficus was noted to be the more preferable prey to the predator rather thanT. arabicus. Pollen promoted a marked suppression in the predator's reproduction.


Developmental Stage Plant Pathology Marked Suppression Preferable Prey Phytoseius Plumifer 
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Étude des effets de l'eriophyideAceria ficusCotte, du tetranyqueTetranychus arabicusAttiah, et du pollen de ricin sur le développement et la fécondité du phytoséiide prédateur,Phytoseius plumifer (C & F). On a considéré également la consommation deA. ficus par les différents stades de développement deP. plumifer. Il a été constaté queA. ficus est la proie préférée par rapport àT. arabicus. Le pollen détermine une suppression nette de la reproduction du prédateur.


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© Le François 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Aly H. Rasmy
    • 1
  • E. M. Elbanhawy
    • 1
  1. 1.National Research CentreCairoEgypt

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