Aphidoletes aphidimyza (Cecidomyiidae)- bioregulator of tobacco aphids

Krsteska, Vesna and Ancev, E. and Postolovski, M. (2003) Aphidoletes aphidimyza (Cecidomyiidae)- bioregulator of tobacco aphids. Tobacco, 53 (9-10). pp. 307-313. ISSN 0494-3244

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For a long time, the zoophagous representatives of the Cecidomyiidae family were not considered as a factor for reducing the population of aphids, which is probably due to their small body size and to the insufficient knowledge of their biology.
In our investigations, we isolated the species Aphidoletes aphidimyza Rondani, 1860, from family Cecidomyiidae, subfamily Cecidomyiinae, tribe Aphidoletini.
Larvae of this family are aphidophagous. Young larvae are almost colorless and transparent, and the mature ones are reddish-orange, with a great number of teats. The amount of aphids paralyzed and killed by this larva during its life cycle exceeds its real needs for food, because it often leaves the aphid without eating its content completely.
Our three-year investigations confirmed that Aphidoletes aphidimyza Rondani played an important bioregulatory role in the control of Myzus persicae Sulz. on tobacco.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Agricultural Sciences > Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Natural sciences > Biological sciences
Divisions: Scientific Tobacco Institute
Depositing User: Ms Biljana Jordanoska
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2016 18:20
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2016 18:20
URI: https://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/262

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