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1 July 1997 Suitability of Brevipalpus obovatus as prey to Neoseiulus idaeus (Acari: Tenuipalpidae, Phytoseiidae) on cassava
M.A. Tamai, G.J. De Moraes, C.A.D. Da Silva, A.M. Nunes
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Abstract

This study was conducted under laboratory conditions to determine the suitability of Brevipalpus obovatus Donnadieu as a prey to Neoseiulus idaeus Denmark & Muma. N. idaeus took longer to develop to adulthood and practically did not oviposit when fed exclusively a combination of all stages of B. obovatus. The duration of the combined immature stages of N. idaeus on a combination of B. obovatus and M. tanajoa was about the same when the predator was fed only M. tanajoa. Oviposition rate was however lower on that diet, resulting in a slightly lower value of rm. The results indicated that B. obovatus by itself is favorable for the survivorship but unfavorable for the reproduction of N. idaeus, despite their common occurrence on cassava plants.

M.A. Tamai, G.J. De Moraes, C.A.D. Da Silva, and A.M. Nunes "Suitability of Brevipalpus obovatus as prey to Neoseiulus idaeus (Acari: Tenuipalpidae, Phytoseiidae) on cassava," Systematic and Applied Acarology 2(1), 101-106, (1 July 1997). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.2.1.13
Accepted: 1 March 1997; Published: 1 July 1997
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