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metadata.artigo.dc.title: Biological control of southern red Mite, oligonychus ilicis (Acari: Tetranychidae), in coffee plants
metadata.artigo.dc.creator: Toledo, Melissa Alves
Reis, Paulo Rebelles
Liska, Gilberto Rodrigues
Cirillo, Marcelo Ângelo
metadata.artigo.dc.subject: Agricultural acarology
Amblyseius herbicolus
Coffea arabica
Euseius alatus
metadata.artigo.dc.publisher: Scientific Research Apr-2018
metadata.artigo.dc.identifier.citation: TOLEDO, M. A. et al. Biological control of southern red Mite, oligonychus ilicis (Acari: Tetranychidae), in coffee plants. Advances in Entomology, [s.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 74-85, Apr. 2018.
metadata.artigo.dc.description.abstract: The species of mite Oligonychus ilicis (McGregor) (Tetranychidae) is an important pest of dicotyledonous plants, cosmopolitan and polyphagous, reported in seven countries from four continents, feeding on 34 plant species of 15 families. The spider mite O. ilicis is known in Brazil as coffee red spider mite, and as southern red mite most in other countries. In Brazil O. ilicis has been reported as the second most important pest of “Conillon” coffee, Coffea canephora Pierre & Froehner, in the state of Espírito Santo. Depending on the number of mites per leaf of arabica coffee, Coffea arabica L., the rate of potential photosynthesis can be reduced by 37% to 50%. In the present study, it was investigated the potential of the two predatory mites which, among others, naturally occurs in coffee plantations, Euseius alatus DeLeon and Amblyseius herbicolus (Chant) (Phytoseiidae), in the control of O. ilicis in coffee plants. It was used potted coffee plants in this research, with approximately 100 cm high, growing in a greenhouse covered with transparent plastic and shading material of 50% sun protection factor, and with fine mesh on all the sides. Results showed that both species of predatory mites, A. herbicolus and E. alatus, are efficient in reducing the mobile phases—larvae, protonymphs, deutonymphs and adults—of the southern red mite O. ilicis. So, the importance of conservation and increase number of these predatory mites in the field coffee growing is essential for implementing the southern red mite integrated management tactic, since these species are of natural occurrence in coffee plants.
metadata.artigo.dc.language: en_US
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