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    Dynamics and Predation Efficiency of Chrysoperla externa (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) on Enneothrips flavens (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)


    Alves Rodrigues, Camila and Magalhães Borges Battel, Ana Paula and Martinelli, Nilza Maria and de Andrade Moral, Rafael and Klein Sercundes, Ricardo and Conde Godoy, Wesley Augusto (2014) Dynamics and Predation Efficiency of Chrysoperla externa (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) on Enneothrips flavens (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Florida Entomologist, 97 (2). pp. 653-658. ISSN 0015-4040

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    Abstract

    The dynamics of predation by the green lacewing Chrysoperla externa Hagen (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) on Enneothrips flavens Moulton (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) was investigated by placing embryonated eggs and first-instar larvae of C. externa on potted peanut plants (Arachis hypogaea L.; Fabales: Fabaceae) in a greenhouse. The plants that received either embryonated eggs or larvae of C. externa showed significant reductions in the mean numbers of thrips, about 9 days after the release of the predator on the plants. The potential of C. externa as a biological control agent for thrips is discussed.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: green lace wings; biological control; peanuts; predator performance; crisopídeos; controle biológico; desempenho do predador;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 10008
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1653/024.097.0243
    Depositing User: Rafael de Andrade Moral
    Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2018 14:20
    Journal or Publication Title: Florida Entomologist
    Publisher: Florida Entomological Society
    Refereed: Yes
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