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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.23.11.2

Biological performance of the predatory mites Amblyseius largoensis and Euseius concordis fed on eggs of Aleurodicus cocois

Josiane Pacheco de Alfaia, Maria Edvania Barros Neves, Luana Lima Melo, Debora Barbosa Lima, Nivia da Silva Dias, Jose Wagner Silva Melo

Abstract


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Giant whiteflies, Aleurodicus cocois, commonly occur in some fruit trees, especially on cashew trees, and are actually recognized as a key pest in this crop. It is possible that some of the phytoseiid species that commonly occur on cashew trees have the potential to be used to control the giant whitefly. Amblyseius largoensis and Euseius concordis has been suggested as potential natural enemies of the giant whitefly. Thus, the present study evaluated the development and reproduction of A. largoensis and E. concordis when fed exclusively on giant whitefly eggs. 


Keywords


Phytoseiidae; biological control; Giant Whitefly; Life table

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