Allam, L. and Hmimina, M. and Ouahbi, A. (1999) Influence of host plant changing on the development of Tetranychus urticas Koch (Acari, Tetranychidae): Consequence of mite infestation in Citrus fields Influence de l'alternance d'hotes sur le developpement de Tetranychus urticae koch (Acari, Tetranychidae): Consequences sur l'infestation des agrumes au champ. Journal of Applied Entomology, 123 (10). pp. 597-601.

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Changes of hosts in T. urticae is associated with notorious lost of reproduction potentialities. At 25°C, the fecundity of females which are always reared on Solanum nigram (75.7 eggs) fell to 1.07 eggs when they were reared on Citrus. It is the same for the longevity of females in this mite. The females permanently feeding on Citrus have a longevity of 16 9 days compared with only 9 days in females from Solanum nigrum that were transferred to Citrus. Similar changes operated at 20°C produce the same results The practical consequences of these experiences on the swarming of mites in the field of Citrus were analysed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: fecundity; host specificity; longevity; mite; plant-herbivore interaction; reproductive potential, Acari; Citrus; Solanum nigrum; Tetranychidae; Tetranychus urticae
Subjects: Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Divisions: SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION > Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Administrateur Eprints Administrateur Eprints
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