Hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae) on tobacco in the Prilep region

Krsteska, Vesna (2008) Hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae) on tobacco in the Prilep region. In: Original scienific paper, Proceedings of 43rd Croatian and 3rd International Symposium on Agriculture, Opatia, Croatia.

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Abstract

Predatory hoverflies are very important in biological control of aphids in natural agroecosystems. Investigations were carried out in the region of Prilep in period 2003-2005. During investigation of fauna species of the Aphididae family, it appeared that tobacco crop was attacked only by Myzus persicae Sulzer. By application of methodological procedures (Methods: survey of 20 tobacco stalks; survey of 100 tobacco leaves, yellow water vessels; mowing with catcher), 13 species of the family Syrphidae were identified: Sphaerophoria scripta Linnaeus, Sphaerophoria rueppelli Wiedemann, Scaeva pyrastri Linnaeus, Episyrphus balteatus De Geer, Eupeodes corollae Fabricius, Syrphus ribesii Linnaeus, Paragus quadrifasciatus Meigen, Paragus testaceus Meigen, Pandasyophthalmus tibialis Fallén, Melanostoma mellinum Linnaeus, Eristalis tenax Linnaeus, Eristalis arbustorum Linnaeus and Syritta pipiens Linnaeus. S. scripta, S. rueppelli and S. pyrastri make the main core of the hoverflies in tobacco biocenosis. The most numerous by all methods is the aphidophagous species S. scripta. Six predatory hoverflies feeding on M. persicae were found in tobacco: S. scripta, S. rueppelli, S. pyrastri, E. balteatus, E. corollae and P. guadrifasciatus. Larvae of the aphidophagous species of hoverflies are of major importance in regulation of the number of aphids in tobacco.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Syrphidae, tobacco, M. persicae, aphidophagous hoverflies
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Agricultural Sciences > Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Divisions: Scientific Tobacco Institute
Depositing User: Ms Biljana Jordanoska
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2016 18:02
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2016 18:02
URI: http://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/281

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