Morphology and biology of Sphaerophoria rueppelli Wiedemann, 1830

Krsteska, Vesna (2007) Morphology and biology of Sphaerophoria rueppelli Wiedemann, 1830. Tobacco, 57 (3-4). pp. 81-88. ISSN 0494-3244

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S. rueppelli is primarily predator and it occupies the third level of the food chain (tobacco - M. persicae - S. rueppelli).
In laboratory conditions, larvae of this species consume 280-321 aphids of M. persicae. Their voracity increases in the second, and especially in the third larval stage. Investigated hoverfly has a high biological potential, high percentage of survival and short period of growth. This species has an important role in biological control of aphids in natural agroecosystems.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Agricultural Sciences > Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Divisions: Scientific Tobacco Institute
Depositing User: Ms Biljana Jordanoska
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2016 17:16
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2016 17:16

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