, Volume 40, Issue 3–4, pp 341–344 | Cite as

Comparative laboratory experiment withOrius insidiosus andOrius albidipennis (Het.: anthocoridae), two candidates for biological control in glasshouses

  • M. Van De Veire
  • D. Degheele
Short Note


The predatory bugsOrius insidiosus andOrius albidipennis are potential candidates for biocontrol of the thrips,Frankliniella occidentalis. Laboratory experiments showed thatO. albidipennis lays significantly more eggs thanO. insidiosus while its life cycle is shorter. As more eggs are laid byO. albidipennis in the beginning of the oviposition cycle, this anthocorid may be considered as the better biocontrol agent.


longevity fecundity oviposition patterns 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Van De Veire
    • 1
  • D. Degheele
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences, Laboratory of AgrozoologyUniversity of GhentGhentBelgium

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