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Developmental rates of the aphid Aphis pomi (Aphidoidea: Aphididae) and its parasitoid Aphidius ervi (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae)

  • Radovan MalinaEmail author
  • Ján Praslička
  • Janka Schlarmannová
Section Zoology


Developmental rates of the aphid Aphis pomi and its parasitoid Aphidius ervi were compared at four constant temperatures (15, 20, 25, 30°C). Aphis pomi required 159.07 degree-days (DD) above lover developmental threshold (LDT) of 0.3°C. Aphidius ervi required 229.73 DD above LDT of 5.98°C. Developmental rate of A. pomi is higher than the developmental rate of A. ervi at the same conditions

Key words

apple aphid parasitoid degree day lover developmental threshold 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Radovan Malina
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ján Praslička
    • 2
  • Janka Schlarmannová
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biology & Ecology, Faculty of Natural SciencesMatej Bel UniversityBanská BystricaSlovakia
  2. 2.Department of Zoology and Anthropology, Faculty of Natural SciencesConstantine the Philosopher UniversityNitraSlovakia

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