Predatory bugs on tobacco aphids

Krsteska, Vesna and Ancev, E. and Postolovski, M. and Protic, L. (2005) Predatory bugs on tobacco aphids. Tobacco, 55 (11-12). pp. 237-243. ISSN 0494-3244

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In the complex of natural enemies - entomophags on tobacco aphid, the species of Miridae family play an important role.
Predatory bugs are polyphagous and can be found in a great number of biocenoses. The high consumptive power and mobility of the species of this family make them suitable for biological control.
In faunal investigations of the Miridae family as bioregulators of M. persicae in tobacco biocenosis, the following species were identified: M. costalis, D. pallicornis and D. serrenus. The most numerous among them was M. costalis.
Maximum number of predatory bugs on tobacco leaves and especially on inflorescence appears from the beginning of August to late autumn, when bugs are the most successful in reducing the population of aphids, and thereby in protection of tobacco crop.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Agricultural Sciences > Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Divisions: Scientific Tobacco Institute
Depositing User: Ms Biljana Jordanoska
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2016 06:40
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2016 06:40

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