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Predatory Capacity of Campylomma chinensis Schuh (Hemiptera: Miridae) and Orius sauteri (Poppius) (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) on Thrips palmi

  • Chin-Ling Wang
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 276)

Abstract

Campylomma chinensis Schuh and Orius sauteri (Poppius) are common predators of insects in Taiwan. In eggplant, populations of C. chinensis were higher than those of O. sauteri. Last instars of C. chinensis and O. sauteri consumed 20 and 6.5 thrips per day, respectively. Female and male adults of C. chinensis lived for 12 d and consumed 27–29 thrips per day. Adult male O. sauteri lived for 25 d, females for 36 d, consuming an average of six thrips per day. Both species had higher emergence rates when fed thrips than lepidopterous eggs, spider mites or aphids.

Keywords

Spider Mite Entomopathogenic Fungus Nymphal Stage Thrips Larva Nymphal Development 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chin-Ling Wang
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  1. 1.Taiwan Agricultural Research InstituteWufeng, TaichungTaiwan, Republic of China

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