A method for rearing the predaceous mite, Phytoseilus persimilis (Acarina: Phytoseiidae)

T. L. Theaker, N. V. Tonks

Abstract


The predaceous mite, <i>Phytoseiulus persimilis</i> Athias-Henriot, was reared successfully in a darkened growth chamber on blotting paper on a freezer carton lid floated on water in a plastic saucer. Predators were fed with two-spotted spider mites collected from infested bean leaves with a mite brushing machine.

Keywords


<i>Phytoseilus persimilis</i>; Acarina; Phytoseiidae

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