Sample records for amblyseius largoensis muma

  1. Uzņēmuma informatīvais stends


    Krišāne, Ieva Elīza


    “Uzņēmuma informatīvais stends” ir tīmekļa lietojumprogrammatūra, kas nodrošina uzņēmuma SIA TestDevLab reprezentāciju dažādās izstādēs un prezentācijās, kā, piemēram, universitāšu rīkotās karjeras dienās. “Uzņēmuma informatīvais stends” sniedz iespēju pārvaldīt noteiktu stenda sadaļu saturu, izmantojot TDL Stenda pārvaldības vietni, kā arī nodrošina šī satura attēlošanu TDL Stenda prezentācijas skatos.

  2. Species of the genus Amblyseius Berlese, 1914, from Tamatave, East Madagascar (Acarina: Phytoseiidae)

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    Blommers, Leo


    Seven new species of the genus Amblyseius are described: Amblyseius (Proprioseiopsis) parasundi, A. (A.) tamatavensis, A. (A.) passiflorae, A. (A.) reptans, A. (A.) ivoloinae, A. (A.) ovaloides, A. (A.) aequidens. All species were collected on fruit trees except A. passiflorae. A. parasundi is a the

  3. Uzņēmuma vietnes optimizācija Google meklētāj programmā


    Stupāne, Egija


    Darba „Uzņēmuma vietnes optimizācija Google meklētājprogrammā” mērķis ir kosmētiskās ķirurģijas centra Peoria Cosmetic Surgery vietnes optimizācijas meklētāj sistēmā Google apraksts un analīze. Darbs sevī ietver četras nodaļas ar to apakšnodaļām kā arī autora veiktos secinājumus. Pirmā darba nodaļa paredzēta klienta uzņēmuma Peoria Cosmetic Surgery darbības un nozares izpētei un analīzei. Nodaļā tiek ietverta uzņēmuma SVID analīze, uzņēmuma organizatoriskās struktūras analīze, konkurentu an...

  4. Perspectives for mass rearing of Iphiseiodes zuluagai Denmark and Muma (Acari: Phytoseiidae); Perspectivas para a criacao massal de Iphiseiodes zuluagai Denmark e Muma (Acari: Phytoseiidae)

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    Albuquerque, Fabio A. de [UNESP, Jaboticabal, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Ciencias Agrarias e Veterinarias; Moraes, Gilberto J. de [Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ/USP), Piracicaba, SP (Brazil)


    Iphiseiodes zuluagai Denmark and Muma is an important predator of Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes) on citrus in Brazil. The suitability of Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Schrank) as a food source of I. zuluagai in laboratory rearing was investigated at 25.5 {+-} 0.5 deg C, 88 {+-} 7% RU and photophase of 12h. Initially, levels of oviposition of the predator fed on eggs were evaluated, as well as the dead or live post-embryonic stages of T. putrescentiae, in a period of 10 days. The daily oviposition rate was 1.3 egg per female when they were fed on eggs on T. putrescentiae, 0.7 egg per female when they were fed on dead post embryonic stages and about 0.3 egg per female when they were fed on live post-embryonic stages. Later, the life table of I. zuluagai was constructed, when eggs of T. putrescentiae were offered to the predators as prey. The immature stages were observed every 8 h, to determine the corresponding durations. In the adult phase, the mites were observed every 24 h, to determine the reproductive parameters. The intrinsic rate of natural increase (r{sub m}) was 0.11 female/ female/day; resulting in a fi nite rate of increase of 1.11 ({lambda}). The net reproductive rate (R{sub 0}) was 7.1 females/generation, with a mean generation time (T) 18.6 days. The results show that T. putrescentiae is a favorable food source for the development of I. zuluagai. (author)

  5. Building an Informing Business School: A Case Study of USF’s Muma College of Business

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    Grandon Gill


    Full Text Available As the complexity of a system grows, the challenge of informing the stakeholders of that system grows correspondingly. Nowhere is that challenge more daunting than in business education, where globalization, technological innovation, and increasingly complicated regulations continuously transform the business environment facing graduates and practitioners. Informing science theory proposes that different levels of complexity require different channels if effective informing is to be achieved. The paper first examines how two important sources of complexity—the diversity of clients and the ruggedness of the business landscape—are changing, and how these changes demand vastly more interactive informing channels if impact is to be achieved. Using an exploratory case study methodology, it then takes a detailed look at how one institution—the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business—has introduced a variety of new channels, many of which enable informing flows without necessarily directing them, to adapt to these environmental changes. It then considers both outcomes related to these individual informing channels and college-wide outcomes related to a broad and deep mosaic of informing flows. Finally, it considers the question of the resources required to support these new channels and the relationship between resource acquisition and channel introduction. The proposed framework for looking at business school informing channels can be applied by administrators, faculty members, and key stakeholders in understanding, evaluating, and planning programs and activities supporting informing in a complex environment. Ultimately, the informing business school framework may also provide a means for communicating impact to business school accrediting agencies (such as AACSB.

  6. Variações morfológicas intra e interpopulacionais de Euseius citrifolius Denmark & Muma e Euseius concordis (Chant (Acari, Phytoseiidae Intra and interpopulational morphological variations of Euseius citrifolius Denmark & Muma and Euseius concordis (Chant (Acari, Phytoseiidae

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    Aloyséia Cristina da Silva Noronha


    Full Text Available The determination of morphologic variability within and between populations of phytoseiid mites is important for the precise species identification. Euseius citrifolius Denmark & Muma, 1970 and Euseius concordis (Chant, 1959 are phytoseiids commonly found on different crops in Brazil and other South American countries. The morphologic characterization of populations preliminarily identified as E. citrifolius and E. concordis was done through examination of 10 adult females and 10 adult males of each population and of 2 to 10 adult females and males resulting from crosses between those populations. The plant substrate and collection site of each population were: E. citrijolius: Bauhinia sp. in Arroio do Meio, Rio Grande do Sul, Coffea arabica Linnaeus in Campinas, São Paulo and Terminalia catappa Linnaeus in Petrolina, Pernambuco. E. concordis: Passiflora edulis Sims. i.flavicarpa Deg. in Arroio do Meio, Manihot esculenta (Crantz in Jaguariúna, São Paulo, Hevea brasiliensis Muell. Arg. in Pontes e Lacerda, Mato Grosso, T. catappa in Petrolina and C arabica in Viçosa, Minas Gerais. A comparison of the measurements of different structures of individuals of each population and of type specimens of E. citrifolius and E. concordis confirmed the preliminary identification of the populations. Significant relationships were observed between mean setal lengths and the respective ranges within each population. Females and males of E. citrifolius from Petrolina and E. concordis from Jaguariúna had some of the setae generally shorter than those of other populations of the same species. Measurements of males resulting from heterogamic crosses indicated that E. citrifolius and E. concordis reproduce by pseudo-arrhenotoky.

  7. Performance of Amblyseius herbicolus on broad mites and on castor bean and sunnhemp pollen. (United States)

    Rodríguez-Cruz, Fredy Alexander; Venzon, Madelaine; Pinto, Cleide Maria Ferreira


    Amblyseius herbicolus (Banks) is found associated with broad mites Polyphagotarsonemus latus in crops such as chili pepper in Brazil. The species has a potential for controlling P. latus, but little is known about its development and reproduction on this pest as well as on other food sources. We studied biological, reproductive and life table parameters of A. herbicolus on three different diets: broad mites, castor bean pollen (Ricinus communis) and sunnhemp pollen (Crotalaria juncea). The predator was able to develop and reproduce on all diets. However, its intrinsic growth rate was higher on the diet of broad mites or on castor bean pollen than on sunnhemp pollen. Differences among pollen species may be due to their nutritional content. Feeding on alternative food such as pollen can facilitate the predator's mass rearing and maintain its population on crops when prey is absent or scarce. Other strategies of using pollen to sustain predator population and reduce pest damage are discussed. PMID:23417701

  8. Prey Preference and Life Table of Amblyseius orientalis on Bemisia tabaci and Tetranychus cinnabarinus. (United States)

    Zhang, Xiaoxiao; Lv, Jiale; Hu, Yue; Wang, Boming; Chen, Xi; Xu, Xuenong; Wang, Endong


    Amblyseius orientalis (Ehara) (Acari: Phytoseiidae) is a native predatory mite species in China. It used to be considered as a specialist predator of spider mites. However, recent studies show it also preys on other small arthropod pests, such as Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). Experiments were conducted to investigate (1) prey preference of A. orientalis between Tetranychus cinnabarinus (Boisd.) (Acari: Tetranychidae) and B. tabaci, and (2) development, consumption and life table parameters of A. orientalis when reared on T. cinnabarinus, B. tabaci or a mix of both prey species. When preying on different stages of T. cinnabarinus, A. orientalis preferred protonymphs, whereas when preying on different stages of B. tabaci, A. orientalis preferred eggs. When these two most preferred stages were provided together (T. cinnabarinus protonymphs and B. tabaci eggs), A. orientalis randomly selected its prey. Amblyseius orientalis was able to complete its life cycle on B. tabaci eggs, T. cinnabarinus protonymphs, or a mix of both prey. However, its developmental duration was 53.9% and 30.0% longer when reared on B. tabaci eggs than on T. cinnabarinus and a mix of both prey, respectively. In addition, it produced only a few eggs and its intrinsic rate of increase was negative when reared on B. tabaci eggs, which indicates that B. tabaci is not sufficient to maintain A. orientalis population. The intrinsic rates of increase were 0.16 and 0.23 when A. orientalis was fed on the prey mix and T. cinnabarinus, respectively. These results suggest that although B. tabaci is a poor food resource for A. orientalis in comparison to T. cinnabarinus, A. orientalis is able to sustain its population on a mix of both prey. This predatory mite may thus be a potential biological control agent of B. tabaci when this pest co-occurs with the alternative minor pest T. cinnabarinus. PMID:26436422

  9. Prey Preference and Life Table of Amblyseius orientalis on Bemisia tabaci and Tetranychus cinnabarinus.

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    Xiaoxiao Zhang

    Full Text Available Amblyseius orientalis (Ehara (Acari: Phytoseiidae is a native predatory mite species in China. It used to be considered as a specialist predator of spider mites. However, recent studies show it also preys on other small arthropod pests, such as Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae. Experiments were conducted to investigate (1 prey preference of A. orientalis between Tetranychus cinnabarinus (Boisd. (Acari: Tetranychidae and B. tabaci, and (2 development, consumption and life table parameters of A. orientalis when reared on T. cinnabarinus, B. tabaci or a mix of both prey species. When preying on different stages of T. cinnabarinus, A. orientalis preferred protonymphs, whereas when preying on different stages of B. tabaci, A. orientalis preferred eggs. When these two most preferred stages were provided together (T. cinnabarinus protonymphs and B. tabaci eggs, A. orientalis randomly selected its prey. Amblyseius orientalis was able to complete its life cycle on B. tabaci eggs, T. cinnabarinus protonymphs, or a mix of both prey. However, its developmental duration was 53.9% and 30.0% longer when reared on B. tabaci eggs than on T. cinnabarinus and a mix of both prey, respectively. In addition, it produced only a few eggs and its intrinsic rate of increase was negative when reared on B. tabaci eggs, which indicates that B. tabaci is not sufficient to maintain A. orientalis population. The intrinsic rates of increase were 0.16 and 0.23 when A. orientalis was fed on the prey mix and T. cinnabarinus, respectively. These results suggest that although B. tabaci is a poor food resource for A. orientalis in comparison to T. cinnabarinus, A. orientalis is able to sustain its population on a mix of both prey. This predatory mite may thus be a potential biological control agent of B. tabaci when this pest co-occurs with the alternative minor pest T. cinnabarinus.

  10. Suitability of different pollen as alternative food for the predatory mite Amblyseius swirskii (Acari, Phytoseiidae). (United States)

    Goleva, Irina; Zebitz, Claus P W


    The predacious mite Amblyseius swirskii Athias-Henriot is used as a biological control agent against various pests in greenhouses. Pollen offered as supplementary food is reported to improve their fast establishment and performance. However, the nutritional suitability of different pollens for A. swirskii is not sufficiently known yet. Pollens of 21 plant species were offered to the mites as exclusive food during preimaginal development. Preimaginal mortality and developmental time have been assessed, followed by a life-table analysis of the emerged adults and a calculation of demographic parameters. Amblyseius swirskii can feed exclusively on pollen, but the nutritional value of the pollens differed significantly. Pollens of Lilium martagon and Hippeastrum sp. were toxic, causing 100 % preimaginal mortality, probably due to secondary plant compounds. Hibiscus syriacus pollen was absolutely incompatible for the juvenile and adult mites, possibly due to their external morphology, differing from all the other pollens tested and leading to 100 % preimaginal mortality also. Considering all parameters, feeding on Aesculus hippocastanum, Crocus vernus, Echinocereus sp. and Paulownia tomentosa pollens lead to the best performance of the mites. Feeding on most pollens resulted in no or low preimaginal mortality of A. swirskii, but affected significantly developmental time, adult longevity, and reproduction parameters. Commercial bee pollen was not able to improve life-table parameters compared to pure pollen of the plant species. Pollens of Helianthus annuus, Corylus avellana and a Poaceae mix were less suitable as food source and resulted in a poor performance of all tested parameters. Compared with literature data, 18 pollens tested proved to be a similar or better food source than cattail pollen, qualifying A. swirskii as a positively omnivorous type IV species. Pollens of Ricinus communis and Zea mays can be recommended as supplementary food offered as banker plants

  11. Uzņēmuma “International Wellness Centre Balans” ārējās komunikācijas analīze


    Borovika, Simona


    Bakalaura darba tēma ir “Uzņēmuma “International Wellness Centre Balans” ārējās komunikācijas analīze”. Darba mērķis, pamatojoties uz teoriju, noskaidrot kādi ārējās komunikācijas līdzekļi ir visietekmējošākie daudzu darbības jomu uzņēmumā, palielinot patērētāju skaitu un veiksmīgi turpinātu uzņēmuma uzdevumus. Darba teorētiskajā daļā aplūkoti tādi ārējās komunikācijas teorētiskie aspekti, kā korporatīvās komunikācijas jēdziens un integrētā mārketinga komunikācija. Pētījumā tiek izmantota g...

  12. Benefit-cost Trade-offs of Early Learning in Foraging Predatory Mites Amblyseius Swirskii (United States)

    Christiansen, Inga C.; Szin, Sandra; Schausberger, Peter


    Learning is changed behavior following experience, and ubiquitous in animals including plant-inhabiting predatory mites (Phytoseiidae). Learning has many benefits but also incurs costs, which are only poorly understood. Here, we addressed learning, especially its costs, in the generalist predatory mite Amblyseius swirskii, a biocontrol agent of several herbivores, which can also survive on pollen. The goals of our research were (1) to scrutinize if A. swirskii is able to learn during early life in foraging contexts and, if so, (2) to determine the costs of early learning. In the experiments, we used one difficult-to-grasp prey, i.e., thrips, and one easy-to-grasp prey, i.e., spider mites. Our experiments show that A. swirskii is able to learn during early life. Adult predators attacked prey experienced early in life (i.e., matching prey) more quickly than they attacked unknown (i.e., non-matching) prey. Furthermore, we observed both fitness benefits and operating (physiological) costs of early learning. Predators receiving the matching prey produced the most eggs, whereas predators receiving the non-matching prey produced the least. Thrips-experienced predators needed the longest for juvenile development. Our findings may be used to enhance A. swirskii’s efficacy in biological control, by priming young predators on a specific prey early in life. PMID:27006149

  13. Criterios para el manejo de tetranychus urticae koch (acari: tetranychidae) con el ácaro depredador amblyseius (neoseiulus) sp. (acari: phytoseiidae) en cultivos de rosas


    Forero, Gabriel; Rodríguez, Martha; Cantor, Fernando; Rodríguez,Daniel; Cure, José Ricardo


    En cultivos de rosas en la Sabana de Bogotá, se ha registrado Amblyseius sp. como un ácaro depredador de Tetranychus urticae. Con el fin de evaluar el potencial de este ácaro en el manejo de T. urticae, se comparó en cultivos comerciales de rosa, bajo el sistema de agobio, la efectividad de liberaciones de Amblyseius sp. frente a la aplicación de productos de síntesis química, teniendo en cuenta los siguientes criterios de evaluación: presencia-ausencia del ácaro fitófago, porcentaje d...

  14. Amblyseius swirskii: what made this predatory mite such a successful biocontrol agent? (United States)

    Calvo, F Javier; Knapp, Markus; van Houten, Yvonne M; Hoogerbrugge, Hans; Belda, José E


    The predatory mite Amblyseius swirskii quickly became one of the most successful biocontrol agents in protected cultivation after its introduction into the market in 2005 and is now released in more than 50 countries. There are several key factors contributing to this success: (1) it can control several major pests including the western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis, the whiteflies Bemisia tabaci and Trialeurodes vaporariorum and the broad mite, Polyphagotarsonemus latus, simultaneously in vegetables and ornamental crops; (2) it can develop and reproduce feeding on non-prey food sources such as pollen, which allows populations of the predator to build up on plants before the pests are present and to persist in the crop during periods when prey is scarce or absent; and (3) it can be easily reared on factitious prey, which allows economic mass production. However, despite the fact that A. swirskii provides growers with a robust control method, external demands were initially a key factor in promoting the use of this predator, particularly in Spain. In 2006, when exports of fresh vegetables from Spain were stopped due to the presence of pesticide residues, growers were forced to look for alternatives to chemical control. This resulted in the massive adoption of biological control-based integrated pest management programmes based on the use of A. swirskii in sweet pepper. Biological control increased from 5 % in 2005, 1 year before A. swirskii was commercially released, to almost 100 % of a total 6,000 ha of protected sweet pepper in Spain within 3 years. Later, it was demonstrated that A. swirskii was equally effective in other crops and countries, resulting in extensive worldwide use of A. swirskii in greenhouses.

  15. Starptautiskā uzņēmuma RED BULL mārketinga komunikāciju analīze klientu piesaistes kontekstā.


    Litaunieks, Raimonds


    Bakalaura darba tēma ir “Starptautiskā uzņēmuma Red Bull mārketinga komunikāciju analīze klientu piesaistes kontekstā”. Bakalaura darba mērķis ir, pamatojoties uz teorijā sniegtajām atziņām un mērķgrupas aptaujas rezultātiem, izpētīt mārketinga stratēģijas kompleksu uzņēmumā Red Bull klientu piesaistes kontekstā. Bakalaura darba tēma ir aktuāla, jo uzņēmums Red Bull radīja enerģijas dzērienu tirgu un pašlaik ir tirgus līderis, kā arī uzņēmums ieguvis atpazīstamību, ne tikai pateicoties Red Bu...

  16. Google AdWords kampaņas realizācijas projekts uzņēmuma vietnē


    Vilciņa, Ilze


    Mūsdienās lielu daļu sava laika cilvēki pavada internetā, tāpēc uzņēmumiem ir svarīgi piesaistīt pēc iespējas lielāku lietotāju plūsmu savai mājas lapai, kur lietotāji var uzzināt svarīgāko informāciju par uzņēmumu un iepazīties ar uzņēmuma piedāvātajiem pakalpojumiem vai produktiem. Diplomdarba mērķis ir analizēt uzņēmumā „Exitoria” izmantotos reklāmas rīkus un izveidot Google „AdWords” reklāmas kampaņu, analizēt tajā iegūtos rezultātus un izdarīt secinājumus, vai šāda veida reklāmas kampaņa...

  17. Geographic distribution and host plants of Raoiella indica and associated mite species in northern Venezuela. (United States)

    Vásquez, Carlos; de Moraes, Gilberto J


    The red palm mite (RPM), Raoiella indica Hirst (Acari: Tenuipalpidae), is an invasive pest in the New World, where it is currently considered a serious threat to coconut and banana crops. It was first reported from northern Venezuela in 2007. To determine its current distribution in this country, surveys were carried out from October 2008 to April 2010 on coconut (Cocos nucifera L.), banana (Musa spp.), ornamental plants and weeds in northern Venezuela. Higher population levels of RPM were registered on commercial coconut farms in Falcón and Sucre states but also on other plant species naturally growing along the coastal line in Anzoategui, Aragua, Carabobo, Monagas and Nueva Esparta states. Out of 34 botanical species evaluated, all RPM stages were observed only on eight arecaceous, one musaceous and one streliziaceous species, indicating that the pest developed and reproduced only on these plants. Mite specimens found on weeds were considered spurious events, as immature stages of the pest were never found on these. Amblyseius largoensis (Muma) (Acari: Phytoseiidae) was the most frequent predatory mite associated with RPM in all sampling sites. The results indicate that RPM has spread to extensive areas of northern Venezuela since its initial detection in Güiria, Sucre state. Considering the report of this pest mite in northern Brazil in the late 2009, additional samplings in southern Venezuela should be carried out, to evaluate the possible presence of RPM also in that region. PMID:23065034

  18. Analyses of Numerical Responses and Main Life Parameters for Determining the Suppression of Amblyseius cucumeris on Panonychus citri

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    ZHANG Yan-xuan; LIN Jian-zhen; JI Jie; CHEN Xie; KANG Yu-mei


    In this paper, the numeral response and main parameters of experimental population life table were analyzed for determiningthe suppressing ability of Amblyseius cucumeris on Panonychus citri. The result showed that: (1) Under 21-31 ℃ and 1-9 prey densities/leaf fragment condition, the prey consumptions ofA. cucumeris increased with the temperature or prey density; (2) In 1:3 predator-prey ratio treatment, the suppression ofP. citri (Ro=34.0053; T=19.4369; t=3.8204) was rather weak, it was enhanced as the ratio over 5:30, and the populations ofP. citri in these treatments can be fully controlled within 4-5 days; (3) Under 25±1℃, 80-85% RH and 15L: 9D illumination conditions, the net reproductive rate, mean generation duration and the time for population double increase ofP. citri (Ro=34.0053; T=19.4369; t=3.8204) were higher than those ofA. cucumeris (Ro=21.8750; T=16.8943; t=3.7954). While the intrinsic rate of increase and finite rate of increase of the former (rm=0.1814; λ= 1.1989) were lower than those of the latter (rm=0.1826; λ= 1.2004). These results indicated that A. cucumeris is a desirable bio-control agent to suppress P. citri at lower population stage in citrus orchard.

  19. Volatile allelochemicals in the Ageratum conyzoides intercropped citrus orchard and their effects on mites Amblyseius newsami and Panonychus citri. (United States)

    Kong, Chuihua; Hu, Fei; Xu, Xiaohua; Zhang, Maoxin; Liang, Wenju


    Ageratum conyzoides L. weed often invades cultivated fields and reduces crop productivity in Southeast Asia and South China. However, intercropping this weed in citrus orchards may increase the population of predatory mite Amblyseius newsami, an effective natural enemy of citrus red mite Panonychus citri, and keep the population of P. citri at low and noninjurious levels. This study showed that A. conyzoides produced and released volatile allelochemicals into the air in the intercropped citrus orchard, and these volatiles influenced the olfactory responses of A. newsami and P. citri. At test temperature (25 degrees C), A. conyzoides fresh leaves, its essential oil, and major constituents, demethoxy-ageratochromene, beta-caryophyllene, alpha-bisabolene, and E-beta-farnesene, attracted A. newsami and slightly repelled P. citri. Field experiments demonstrated that spraying A. conyzoides essential oil emulsion in an A. conyzoides nonintercropped citrus orchard increased the population density of A. newsami from below 0.1 to over 0.3 individuals per leaf, reaching the same level as in an A. conyzoides intercropped citrus orchard. However, this effect could not be maintained beyond 48 hr because of the volatility of the essential oil. In contrast, in the A. conyzoides intercropped citrus orchard, A. conyzoides plants continuously produced and released volatile allelochemicals and maintained the A. newsami population for a long time. The results suggest that intercropping of A. conyzoides not only made the citrus orchard ecosystem more favorable for the predatory mite A. newsami, but also that the volatile allelochemicals released from A. conyzoides regulated the population of A. newsami and P. citri. PMID:16132220

  20. Sociālo mēdiju izmantošana uzņēmuma "Narciss" mārketinga komunikācijā Latvijas tirgū.


    Ļepeško, Kristīne


    Mūsdienās sociālie mediji ir katra indivīda dzīves neatņemama sastāvdaļa. Tas ir ne tikai ātrs, ērts un lēts komunicēšanas veids, bet arī uzņēmuma būtiska daļa, lai sniegtu klientam informāciju par zīmolu. Ar mārketinga komunikācijas palīdzību sociālos mēdijos uzņēmumi piedāvā tūlītēju atgriezenisko saiti, individuālo pieeju un atsaucību, radot rūpes par katru klientu atsevišķi, nevis masveidā. Darba mērķis ir, pamatojoties uz teorētisko bāzi par integrētā mārketinga komunikācijām, izpētīt “...

  1. Uzņēmuma SIA H&M HENNES&MAURITZ reklāmas satura analīze un pilnveidošanas iespējas.


    Jasinska, Liene


    Mūsdienu pasaule ir pilna ar reklāmām. Reklāmas ir redzamas visur – televīzijā, uz ielas, radio, žurnālos, internetā un citur. Blakus viena otrai atrodas pilnīgi vienādas preču kategorijas reklāma vai arī pilnīgi dažādas. Cilvēkam esot šajā reklāmu jūrā ir grūti uztvert visas reklāmas un to piedāvāto informāciju, bet vēl grūtāk ir uzņēmumiem, kuriem šajā reklāmas jūrā ir jāievieto sava reklāma tā, lai cilvēki to pamanītu un uztvertu. Uzņēmuma reklāmas veiksme slēpjas tās veiksmīgā uzbūvē un t...

  2. A review of the natural enemies of the red palm mite, Raoiella indica (Acari: Tenuipalpidae). (United States)

    Carrillo, Daniel; Frank, J Howard; Rodrigues, Jose Carlos V; Peña, Jorge E


    A review of all the available information about the natural enemies reported in association with the red palm mite, Raoiella indica is presented. Twenty-eight species of predatory arthropods, including mites and insects, have been reported in association with R. indica in Asia, Africa and the Neotropics. In addition, pathogenic fungi associated with R. indica in the Caribbean have been reported. The available literature indicates that each site has a different natural enemy complex with only one predator species, Amblyseius largoensis (Acari: Phytoseiidae), present in all the geographical areas. The phytoseiids, Amblyseius caudatus Berlese, Amblyseius channabasavanni Gupta and A. largoensis, were regarded as important natural enemies of R. indica, and their predatory efficiency was studied in some detail. Among the predatory insects the coccinellids Stethorus keralicus Kapur and Telsimia ephippiger Chapin were reported as major predators of R. indica. The known distribution, abundance and relative importance of each species reported in association with R. indica are discussed.

  3. Safety evaluation of insecticides on Amblyseius barkeri (Phytoseiidae)%保护地常用杀虫剂对巴氏钝绥螨的安全性评价

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    陈军; 程成; 江俊起; 李桂亭


    In order to explore chemical controls coordinated with biological controls, indoor toxicity test was conducted with Bacillus thuringiensis(Bt), abamectin, imidacloprid, chlorfluazuron, deltamethrin and chlorpyrifos to Amblyseius barkeri, an important predatory natural enemy. The results showed that the overall toxicity order of several insecticides to Amblyseius barkeri was deltamethrin>chlorpyrifos>chlorfluazuron>abamectin> imidaclo-prid>£f. The deltamethrin had strong toxicity to Amblyseius barkeri and its LC50 was only 77.04 mg-L'1; while LC50 of Bl reached 17 214.19 mg-L'1. Compared with other insecticides, Bt was safer with releasing Amblyseius barkeri in field based on a high safety coefficient of 8.61. The results have important theoretical and practical significance not only in releasing predatory mites but also in choosing suitable chemical insecticides in field.%为探索与生物防治相协调的化学防治措施,测定了Bt、阿维菌素、吡虫啉、氟啶脲、溴氰菊酯和毒死蜱等6种保护地蔬菜常用杀虫剂对捕食性天敌巴氏钝绥螨的室内毒力,并初步评价了这6种杀虫剂对巴氏钝绥螨的安全性.结果表明,供试的6种杀虫剂对巴氏钝绥螨的毒力大小顺序依次为溴氰菊酯>毒死蜱>氟啶脲>阿维菌素>吡虫啉>Bt;其中,溴氰菊酯对巴氏钝绥螨毒性最大,其LC5o达77.04 mg·L-1,而Bt制剂的LCso为17 214.19mg·L-1,对巴氏钝绥螨的安全性相对较高.该试验结果对大田捕食螨释放及选择合理的化学制剂与之配合均有重要的理论和实践意义.

  4. 菜豆-二斑叶螨-伪钝绥螨相互关系的研究%Studies on the interactions among Phaseolous vulgaris, Tetranychus urticae and Amblyseius fallacis

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    孙月华; 郅军锐


    The relative preferences of Amblyseius fallacis (Garman) for healthy host plants, mechanically injured host plants and host plants infested with the spider mite Tetranychus urticae (Koch) were determined using a Y-tube olfactometer and leaf disc test. The composition and relative contents of the volatiles of healthy, mechanically injured and mite infested Phaseolous vulgaris host plants were analyzed and identified by gas chromatography-mass spectra (GC/MS).The results showed that odors from the leaves plants that had, or were, infested with T. urticae, which included plants with mites and their feces, plants without mites but with their feces and plants without mites or their feces, were significantly more attractive to A. fallacis than either mechanically injured or healthy plants. A. fallacis could be attracted by the odors from mechanically injured plants and healthy plants to which T. urticae feces had been added, but showed a greater preference for odors from mite-infestod plants. The composition and content of volatiles differed significantly between healthy, mechanically injured and mite-infested plants. The volatiles of plants infested with T. urticae had more components than those from mechanically injured or healthy plants, and were of higher molecular weight. Methoxy-phenyloxime, 2,4-di-tert-butylphenol, (E,E)-αt-farnesene, junipene and alkyl comprised the greater proportion of the volatiles collected from all three kinds of plants.%本文利用Y-型嗅觉仪和叶碟法测定了伪钝绥螨Amblyseius fallacis(Garman)对不同处理菜豆植株的选择性,并用气相色谱-质谱联用仪分别对菜豆健康植株、被机械损伤过的菜豆植株和被二斑叶螨Tetranychus urticae(Koch)危害过的植株挥发性物质的成分进行了分析,并对其相对含量进行了比较.结果表明:伪钝绥螨对二斑叶螨为害过的带虫带粪、去虫带粪和去虫去粪3类虫害植株表现出很强的趋性,对机械损伤、添加了二

  5. The interaction of two-spotted spider mites, Tetranychus urticae Koch, with Cry protein production and predation by Amblyseius andersoni (Chant) in Cry1Ac/Cry2Ab cotton and Cry1F maize. (United States)

    Guo, Yan-Yan; Tian, Jun-Ce; Shi, Wang-Peng; Dong, Xue-Hui; Romeis, Jörg; Naranjo, Steven E; Hellmich, Richard L; Shelton, Anthony M


    Crops producing insecticidal crystal (Cry) proteins from the bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), are an important tool for managing lepidopteran pests on cotton and maize. However, the effects of these Bt crops on non-target organisms, especially natural enemies that provide biological control services, are required to be addressed in an environmental risk assessment. Amblyseius andersoni (Acari: Phytoseiidae) is a cosmopolitan predator of the two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae), a significant pest of cotton and maize. Tri-trophic studies were conducted to assess the potential effects of Cry1Ac/Cry2Ab cotton and Cry1F maize on life history parameters (survival rate, development time, fecundity and egg hatching rate) of A. andersoni. We confirmed that these Bt crops have no effects on the biology of T. urticae and, in turn, that there were no differences in any of the life history parameters of A. andersoni when it fed on T. urticae feeding on Cry1Ac/Cry2Ab or non-Bt cotton and Cry1F or non-Bt maize. Use of a susceptible insect assay demonstrated that T. urticae contained biologically active Cry proteins. Cry proteins concentrations declined greatly as they moved from plants to herbivores to predators and protein concentration did not appear to be related to mite density. Free-choice experiments revealed that A. andersoni had no preference for Cry1Ac/Cry2Ab cotton or Cry1F maize-reared T. urticae compared with those reared on non-Bt cotton or maize. Collectively these results provide strong evidence that these crops can complement other integrated pest management tactics including biological control.

  6. 巴氏钝绥螨对柑桔全爪螨的捕食效能%Functional Response of Amblyseius barkeri (Acarina: Phytoseiidae) on Panonychus citri (Acari: Tetranychidae)

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    凌鹏; 夏斌; 李朋新; 舒畅; 钟玲; 李爱华


    本文研究了巴氏钝绥螨Amblyseius barkeri的雌成螨、雄成螨、若螨在实验条件下对柑桔全爪螨的捕食效能.结果表明:5个实验温度条件下(16、20、24、28和32℃,RH85%),利用椭圆食粉螨饲养的巴氏钝绥螨Panonychus citri对柑桔全爪螨均有较强的捕食能力;巴氏钝绥螨对柑桔全爪螨的功能反应均属于Holling Ⅱ型.在实验温度范围内,各螨态对柑桔全爪螨的控制能力(α/Tb)值)随温度升高而增大,在28℃时达到峰值;同一温度条件下,雌成螨的捕食能力最大,若螨其次,雄成螨的捕食能力最弱;在猎物密度固定时,由于巴氏钝绥螨个体之间存在相互竞争和相互干扰作用,随着捕食者密度的提高,捕食者平均捕食量逐渐减少.巴氏钝绥螨对各螨态柑桔全爪螨的取食有选择性,柑桔全爪螨的幼若螨是巴氏钝绥螨的嗜好虫态.

  7. Life Table Parameters and Consumption Rate of Cydnodromus picanus Ragusa, Amblyseius graminis Chant, and Galendromus occidentalis (Nesbitt on Avocado Red Mite Oligonychus yothersi (McGregor (Acari: Phytoseiidae, Tetranychidae Parámetros de Tabla de Vida y Tasa de Consumo de Cydnodromus picanus Ragusa, Amblyseius graminis Chant y Galendromus occidentalis (Nesbitt, sobre la Arañita Roja del Palto Oligonychus yothersi (McGregor (Acari: Phytoseiidae, Tetranychidae

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    Full Text Available The avocado red mite Oligonychus yothersi (McGregor is the major leaf pest in Chile’s avocado orchards. Itaffects leaf physiology and makes it necessary to seek new natural enemies to interact with low population densities of O. yothersi. The potentiality of three predator mites: Cydnodromus picanus Ragusa, Amblyseius graminis Chant, and Galendromus occidentalis (Nesbitt was evaluated under laboratory conditions (27 ± 1.93ºC, 87 ± 3.61% H.R. and 16:8 (L:D photoperiod on avocado leaf disks Persea americana Mill. var. Hass (Ø = 5 cm by separately feeding eggs, immature, and adult females of O. yothersi, and registering postembryonic development, consumption, as well as life table parameters. The postembryonic development of C. picanus was significantly lower (5.46 days compared to both A. graminis (7.33 days and G. occidentalis (8.69 days which were fed with immature O. yothersi. The life table parameters of C. picanus were net reproductive rate R0 = 25.41, finite rate of increase λ = 1.29, and Mean Generation Time T = 12.46. The Net Intrinsic Rate of Increase (r m was significantly higher for C. picanus (r m = 0.25 in contrast with G. occidentalis (r m = 0.19, while A. graminis showed r m = -0.06 indicating that its population didn’t have descendants. Under laboratory conditions, r m registered by C. picanus is an indicator of its predatory potential to control O. Yothersi. It can be assumed that the pest population reduction pattern could be maintained under field conditions.En Chile la arañita roja del palto Oligonychus yothersi (McGregor es la plaga más importante a nivel foliar en huertos comerciales afectando la fisiología de la hoja, siendo necesario la búsqueda de nuevos enemigos naturales que interactúen a bajas densidades poblacionales de O. yothersi. Se evaluó en condiciones de laboratorio (27±1,93ºC, 87±3,61 % H.R. y un fotoperíodo de 16:8 (L:O sobre discos de hojas de palto Persea americana Mill. var. Hass (Ø = 5

  8. 以甜果螨为食的东方钝绥螨的种群生命表%Life Table of Experimental Population of Amblyseius orientalis Feeding on Carpoglyphus lactis

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    盛福敬; 王恩东; 徐学农; 王伯明


    As an important specific predator, Amblyseius orientalis (Ehara) shows effective control for mites, while lack of large-scale production of A. orientalis restricts its wide application. In this paper, life table of an experimental population of A. orientalis feeding on Carpoglyphus lactis (Linnaeus) was established for investigation of its development and reproduction under controlled temperature (25 ℃) and humidity (80%) conditions. Results showed that developmental duration of different stages of A. orientalis were 1.77, 0.77, 1.05 and 1.05 d, respectively. The mean generation time (T), intrinsic increase rate (rm), finite increase rate (λ) and the time for double population were 14.07, 0.18, 1.20 and 3.87 d, respectively. Daily fecundity and fecundity of single female were 1.71 and 22.50. These results suggest that C. lactis is a good alternative prey for A. orientalis.%东方钝绥螨是叶螨的重要捕食性天敌,对多种叶螨的防控起着重要的作用。东方钝绥螨一直被认为是叶螨的专食性捕食者,其规模化生产不成功极大地限制了其应用。本试验在(25±1)℃、RH 80%±5%、光周期16L:8D的条件下,以甜果螨为食,东方钝绥螨能够完成发育和繁殖,并以此组建了东方钝绥螨试验种群生命表。试验结果表明,东方钝绥螨以甜果螨为食各发育阶段历期较短,分别为卵期1.77 d,幼螨期0.77 d,前若螨和后若螨期各为1.05 d。25℃时东方钝绥螨的世代平均周期为14.07 d,内禀增长率0.18,周限增长率1.20,种群倍增时间3.87 d。日均产卵量1.71粒/d,总产卵量平均22.50粒/雌。由此得出甜果螨是饲养东方钝绥螨的一种很好的替代猎物。

  9. The effect of repeated release of the predatory mite Neoseiulus (Amblyseius) cucumeris on arthropod communities in citrus ecosystems%多次释放胡瓜新小绥螨对橘园节肢动物群落多样性的影响

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    季洁; 张艳璇; 陈霞; 林坚贞; 孙莉


    为了探明长期多次释放胡瓜新小绥螨(Neoseiulus (Amblyseius) cucumeris)是否会对橘园节肢动物群落的生物多样性产生影响,我们在福州马尾和晋安试验区的2个橘园分别设置生防园、自然园和化防园,连续两年每月两次在各处理橘园的树冠和地面杂草中采集并记录节肢动物的种类和数量,结果表明两个试验区的物种丰富度(S)均以生防园最高,且都显著高于相应的化防园和自然园;马尾试验区三种处理的多样性指数(H)和均匀度指数(E)的大小依次为生防园>自然园>化防园,晋安试验区则为自然园>生防园>化防园,表明释放胡瓜新小绥螨防治柑橘害螨,减少农药的使用,能恢复或增加橘园节肢动物群落的生物多样性.此外,释放胡瓜新小绥螨未对橘园原有的捕食螨类群产生影响.%In order to study the effect of repeated release of Neoseiulus {Amblyseius) cucumeris on the species composition and diversity of arthropod community in citrus ecosystems, we established bio-control orchards, natural orchards and chemical control orchards in the Mawei and Jin'an experimental field of Fuzhou, China. Our results indicated that the species richness of bio-control orchards was higher than that of natural or chemical control orchards at both sites. Diversity and evenness indices were higher in bio-control orchards than those of other orchards in the Mawei site, and those of chemical control orchards were the lowest. Among the variously managed orchards in Jin'an, evenness and diversity indices were highest in the natural orchards and lowest in chemical orchards. Our study suggests that citrus ecosystem arthropod diversity can be enhanced by releasing N. cucumeris to fight against the citrus pest mites while reducing the spraying of pesticide.

  10. Selective toxicity of some acaricides commonly used in citrus orchards to Amblyseius barkeri and Panonychus citri%橘园常用杀螨剂对巴氏钝绥螨和柑橘全爪螨的选择毒性

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    肖顺根; 余丽萍; 舒畅; 钟玲; 李爱华; 夏斌


    采用FAO(1980)推荐的玻片浸溃法,在室内测定了几种橘园常用杀螨剂对巴氏钝绥螨(Amblyseius barkeri)的毒力,并筛选出其中毒性较弱的5种杀螨剂对柑橘全爪螨(Panonychus citri)进行了毒力测定.结果表明:二甲基二硫醚、阿维菌素、甲氰菊酯等对巴氏钝绥螨有较强的毒力,橘园释放巴氏钝绥螨时,不推荐使用.5种杀螨剂对巴氏钝绥螨和柑橘全爪螨的选择性毒性为:石硫混合剂>哒螨灵>三唑锡>阿维·炔螨特>炔螨特,其中石硫合剂和哒螨灵的毒性选择指数为230.522和144.806,均介于100~1 000,为高度正向选择性,表明石硫合剂、哒螨灵是用于协调化学防治与生物防治较理想的药剂.

  11. Controle biológico do ácaro rajado com ácaros predadores fitoseídeos (Acari: Tetranychidae, Phytoseiidae) em culturas de pepino e morango Biological control of the two-spotted spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae, Phytoseiidae) in cucumber and strawberry crops


    Watanabe, M. A.; G.J. de Moraes; I. Gastaldo Jr.; Nicolella, G


    O ácaro rajado, Tetranychus urticae Koch, é considerado uma das principais pragas de hortaliças e várias outras culturas no Brasil, em áreas onde um considerável volume de acaricidas é anualmente empregado no seu controle. O objetivo deste trabalho foi testar a viabilidade técnica do emprego dos fitoseídeos Amblyseius idaeus (Denmark & Muma) e Phytoseudus macropilis (Banks), comum ente encontrados no Brasil, no controle de T. urticae em pepino e morangueiro em Jaguaríúna,SP. Utilizou-se o del...

  12. Effects of Two Species of Spider Mites and Their Different Developmental Stages on the Offspring Sex Ratios of the Predatory Mite Amblyseius pseudolongispinosus (Acari:Phytoseiidae)%两种叶螨及其不同螨态对拟长毛钝绥螨后代性比的影响

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    杨莹; 姜晓环; 徐学农; 王恩东


      在实验室条件下研究了以二种叶螨的不同螨态为猎物对拟长毛钝绥螨后代性比、产卵量及捕食选择性的影响。结果表明:捕食二种叶螨的不同螨态捕食螨的后代都是偏雌的。当供给朱砂叶螨时,捕食全螨态的捕食螨后代雌性比最高,为70.34%,显著高于捕食卵(65.56%)和若螨(63.32%)的,而捕食幼螨的最低,为56.84%;当供给二斑叶螨时,捕食卵和全螨态的捕食螨后代雌性比例分别为68.34%和70.24%,捕食若螨的为64.05%,捕食幼螨的为59.30%,三者间均有显著差异。对同种不同螨态来说,捕食螨最喜食卵,若螨次之,最不喜食幼螨。捕食二种叶螨幼螨的产卵量也最低。试验证实了天敌对猎物的捕食朝着最有利于其生殖的方向这一理论。本文进一步探讨了捕食螨的捕食选择性与后代性比的关系。%The effect of different developmental stages of two spider mite species on the offspring sex ratios, oviposition and prey preference of the predatory mite Amblyseius pseudolongispinosus was studied in the laboratory. The results showed that the offspring sex ratio in A. pseudolongispinosus was always female-biased regardless of its prey species. With Tetranychus cinnabarinus as prey, female ratio in progeny of A. pseudolongispinosus was the highest (70.34%) when offered all developmental stages of the prey together, 65.56%, 63.32%and 56.84% when offered eggs, nymphs and young larvae, respectively. With T. urticae as prey, female ratioin progeny was 68.34%, 70.24%, 64.05%and 59.03%when offered egg, all developmental stages, nymph and larvae, respectively. Among different developmental stages of both spider mites, the predatory mites preferred for egg, followed by nymph, while larva was the least preferred stage. Fecundity of A. pseudolongispinosus feeding on egg, nymph or all developmental stages was significantly higher than that on larva. The relationship between

  13. Fitoseídeos (Acari: Phytoseiidae associados a cafezais e fragmentos florestais vizinhos Phytoseiids (Acari: Phytoseiidae associated to coffee plantations and adjacent forest fragments

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    Full Text Available Existem poucas informações sobre a fauna de ácaros predadores (Phytoseiidae em ambientes naturais brasileiros adjacentes a agroecossistemas cafeeiros (Coffea spp. ou sobre a influência que essa vegetação exerce como reservatório de ácaros predadores. Neste estudo, objetivou-se avaliar a diversidade destes organismos em cafeeiros e fragmentos florestais adjacentes. Coletaram-se amostras das espécies Calyptranthes clusiifolia (Miq. O. Berg (Myrtaceae, Esenbeckia febrifuga (A. St.-Hil. A. Juss. ex Mart. (Rutaceae, Metrodorea stipularis Mart. (Rutaceae e Allophylus semidentatus (Miq. Radlk. (Sapindaceae, em oito fragmentos florestais, de 5 a 51 ha, e cafezais adjacentes, nos meses de junho (final período chuvoso e outubro (final período seco nos anos 2004 e 2005, na região Sul do Estado de Minas Gerais. Ácaros foram extraídos das folhas, utilizando o método de lavagem e, em seguida, montados em lâminas de microscopia em meio de Hoyer, para identificação específica. No total foram identificados 2.348 fitoseídeos, sendo 2.090 nos fragmentos florestais e 258 espécimes nos cafezais adjacentes, pertencentes a 38 espécies. Servindo-se de análise faunística, a espécie Iphiseiodes zuluagai Denmark & Muma, 1972 apresentou os melhores índices no agroecossistema cafeeiro, sendo muito frequente e constante nas épocas estudadas. Nos fragmentos florestais Amblyseius herbicolus Chant, 1959, Iphiseiodes affs. neonobilis Denmark & Muma, 1978, Leonseius regularis DeLeon, 1965 e Euseius alatus DeLeon, 1966 foram dominantes, muito abundantes, muito frequentes e constantes nas épocas estudadas. Podemos concluir que a vegetação nativa abriga ácaros predadores, inimigos naturais de ácaros-praga, que ocorrem na cultura cafeeira, possibilitando o desenvolvimento de programas de manejo ecológico com áreas de vegetação natural e agroecossistemas cafeeiros adjacentes.There is little information about the fauna of predatory mites

  14. Controle biológico do ácaro rajado com ácaros predadores fitoseídeos (Acari: Tetranychidae, Phytoseiidae em culturas de pepino e morango Biological control of the two-spotted spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae, Phytoseiidae in cucumber and strawberry crops

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    Full Text Available O ácaro rajado, Tetranychus urticae Koch, é considerado uma das principais pragas de hortaliças e várias outras culturas no Brasil, em áreas onde um considerável volume de acaricidas é anualmente empregado no seu controle. O objetivo deste trabalho foi testar a viabilidade técnica do emprego dos fitoseídeos Amblyseius idaeus (Denmark & Muma e Phytoseudus macropilis (Banks, comum ente encontrados no Brasil, no controle de T. urticae em pepino e morangueiro em Jaguaríúna,SP. Utilizou-se o delineamento experimental em blocos casualizados, com 4 repetições e 4 tratamentos (T1-T4 para o pepino e 5 tratamentos para o morangueiro (T1-T5: T1, testemunha; T2, pulverizações semanais de Malation para a exclusão de predadores nativos; T3, liberações periódicas de A.idaeus; T4, liberações periódicas de P.macropilis; T5, pulverizações semanais de avermectina para a exclusão de ácaros fitófagos e predadores nativos. Apenas A.idaeus se estabeleceu na cultura de pepino, reduzindo significativamente a população de T. urticae. Ambas espécies de predadores se estabeleceram na cultura do morango e reduziram significativamente a população de T.urticae.The two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch, is considered one of the main pests of horticultural and other crops in Brazil, in areas where a considerable volume of acaricides is annually used for its control. The objective of this work was to test the technical viability of using phytoseiids Amblyseius idaeus (Denmark & Muma and Phytoseudus macropilis (Banks, commonly found in Brazil, to control T .urticae in cucumber and strawberry crops in Jaguaríúna,SP. A randomized complete block design was used, with 4 replicates and 4 treatments for cucumber (T1-T4 and 5 treatments for strawberry crops (T1-T5: T1, control; T2, weekly sprays of malathion for exclusion of native predators; T3, periodical releases of A.idaeus; T4, periodical releases of P. macropilis; T5, weekly sprays of

  15. Acarofauna da cafeicultura de cerrado em Patrocínio, Minas Gerais Acarofauna of cerrado's coffee crops in Patrocínio, Minas Gerais

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    Sheila Spongoski


    Full Text Available A cultura do cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L. na região de cerrado do Estado de Minas Gerais, mais especificamente no Alto Paranaíba, está se desenvolvendo com muito sucesso. As doenças e pragas vêm causando redução na produtividade e na qualidade do café produzido. Os ácaros fitófagos fazem parte deste problema, pois causam danos econômicos. Sendo assim, este trabalho teve como objetivo o levantamento da acarofauna em cafeeiros daquela região. Foram feitas quatro amostragens de folhas, ramos e frutos, sendo duas no período das águas e duas no período de seca em 2002 e 2003. Foram identificadas três famílias de ácaros fitófagos, quatro de ácaros predadores e quatro de ácaros generalistas. As espécies de ácaros encontradas foram: Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes, 1939 (Tenuipalpidae; Oligonychus sp. (Tetranychidae; Tarsonemus confusus Ewing, 1939, Fungitarsonemus sp., Daidalotarsonemus sp., Phytonemus sp. (Tarsonemidae; Lorrya formosa Cooreman, 1958, Lorrya sp. (Tydeidae; Parapronematus acaciae Baker, 1965 (Iolinidae; Euseius concordis (Chant, 1959, Euseius citrifolius Denmark e Muma, 1970, Amblyseius herbicolus (Chant, 1959 (Phytoseiidae; Asca sp. (Ascidae; Bdella sp. (Bdellidae; Zetzellia sp. (Stigmaeidae, e espécimes da família Acaridae e da subordem Oribatida não identificadas. Trata-se do primeiro relato da ocorrência da espécie T. confusus em cafeeiro. Da família Tarsonemidae foram encontradas três novas espécies, e da família Iolinidae um novo gênero, para posterior descrição.The coffee (Coffea arabica L. growing in Cerrado areas of Patrocínio, State of Minas Gerais, more specifically in the region of Alto Paranaíba, have been expanding with success. Coffee diseases and pests result in reduction of the productivity and quality. Phytophagous mites are among the pests that cause economic damage. Therefore, this work had as objective the study of the mite fauna on coffee plants in those areas. Four surveys were

  16. Consultancy: Testen van roofmijtensoorten voor de bestrijding van Panonychus spp. op ficus


    Pijnakker, J.; Linden, Van Der, Anne-Marie; Leman, A.


    De fruitspintmijt, Panonychus ulmi, en citrusspintmijt, Panonychus citri, kunnen schade aanrichten in verschillende sierteeltgewassen. Deze mijten worden niet bestreden met de bekende spintroofmijt Phytoseiulus persimlis . In dit onderzoek werden vier soorten roofmijten getest tegen Panonychyus-mijten, namelijk Amblyseius andersoni , Amblyseius reductus , Amblyseius alpinus en Neoseiulus reductus . Van deze roofmijten bleken de twee commerciële soorten A. andersoni en A. fallacis het meest ge...

  17. 利用胡瓜钝绥螨控制脐橙上的柑桔全爪螨研究%Studies on the Control of Citrus Red Mite on Navel Orange Trees by Cucumber Predacious Mites(Amblyseius cucumeris)

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    张艳璇; 林坚贞; 季洁; 侯爱平; 张光华


    @@ 柑桔全爪螨(Panonychus citri McGregor),俗称红蜘蛛,是国内外柑桔生产中重要的有害生物.由于大量使用农药,在杀死柑桔红蜘蛛的同时,也杀死了大量的捕食螨、食螨瓢虫等天敌;地面锄草、使用除草剂,破坏了天敌栖息场所,导致天敌种类减少,种群下降.

  18. Multi-species sensing using multi-mode absorption spectroscopy with mid-infrared interband cascade lasers (United States)

    O'Hagan, S.; Northern, J. H.; Gras, B.; Ewart, P.; Kim, C. S.; Kim, M.; Merritt, C. D.; Bewley, W. W.; Canedy, C. L.; Vurgaftman, I.; Meyer, J. R.


    The application of an interband cascade laser, ICL, to multi-mode absorption spectroscopy, MUMAS, in the mid-infrared region is reported. Measurements of individual mode linewidths of the ICL, derived from the pressure dependence of lineshapes in MUMAS signatures of single, isolated, lines in the spectrum of HCl, were found to be in the range 10-80 MHz. Multi-line spectra of methane were recorded using spectrally limited bandwidths, of approximate width 27 cm-1, defined by an interference filter, and consist of approximately 80 modes at spectral locations spanning the 100 cm-1 bandwidth of the ICL output. Calibration of the methane pressures derived from MUMAS data using a capacitance manometer provided measurements with an uncertainty of 1.1 %. Multi-species sensing is demonstrated by the simultaneous detection of methane, acetylene and formaldehyde in a gas mixture. Individual partial pressures of the three gases are derived from best fits of model MUMAS signatures to the data with an experimental error of 10 %. Using an ICL, with an inter-mode interval of ~10 GHz, MUMAS spectra were recorded at pressures in the range 1-10 mbar, and, based on the data, a potential minimum detection limit of the order of 100 ppmv is estimated for MUMAS at atmospheric pressure using an inter-mode interval of 80 GHz.

  19. 39Revista de CIÊNCIAS da EDUCAÇÃOCAIRES, S.; MASETTI, M.Uma pedagogia através do olhar do palhaço no contexto de saúde...UNISAL, Americana, SP, ano XVII no 33 p. 39-57 jul./dez. 2015Uma pedagogia através do olhar do palhaço no contexto de saúde: subsídios para a humanização pediátrica

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    Susana Caires


    Full Text Available In this paper the authors present the principles, objectives and basic method-ologies of a pedagogical proposal developed by Doutores da Alegria, a Brazilian association of professional hospital clowns, and having students and health care professionals as target audience. The training and research, conducted in partnership with Universidade do Minho, Portugal, is based in the hospital clown’s philosophy of action, and seeks opportunities amongst the trainees to experience, analyze and discuss the subtleties inherent to the (inter actions and emotions that are present in pediatric care settings and that normally are not explored within their formal education. The experience of each of the trainees is considered as the primary training resource, and the body and af-fects as structuring scenarios for the learning process and knowledge build-ing. Through the lens, emotions and actions of the clown some opportunities are created in order to promote the “encounter” of each of the trainees with themselves and with “the other”, generating contributions for the professional (and personal development of these healthcare agents. This proposal appears also to encompass some potential value in the training of other professionals for whom care, education and human contact are key elements.

  20. The Effect of Cultivars of Ivy Geranium,Amblyseius cucumeris and Pollen on Feeding Damage Rating of Frankliniella occidentalis%天竺葵品种、胡瓜钝绥螨和花粉对西花蓟马为害水平影响

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    郅军锐; 任顺祥


    研究了天竺葵品种、释放胡瓜钝绥螨和添加花粉对西花蓟马为害水平的影响.结果表明,是否添加花粉和添加花粉的时间对西花蓟马的为害水平没有影响,而品种对西花蓟马的为害水平有显著影响,并且品种和胡瓜钝绥螨对西花蓟马的为害水平有交互作用,在每一个相同的胡瓜钝绥螨处理下,西花蓟马对品种Sybil Holmes为害水平明显高于Amethyst 96.在不同品种上,胡瓜钝绥螨作用不同,对于品种Sybil Holmes来说,是否释放胡瓜钝绥螨以及不同释放比例对西花蓟马的为害水平没有影响,而对于品种Amethyst 96,在胡瓜钝绥螨与西花蓟马为1∶2高比例释放胡瓜钝绥螨处理下,西花蓟马的为害水平明显低于1∶10低比例释放和没有释放胡瓜钝绥螨的处理.

  1. Compatibilidad de Eretmocerus mundus Mercet (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) y Amblyseius swirskii Athias-Henriot (Acari: Phytoseiidae), importantes enemigos naturales de la mosca blanca Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) en cultivos hortícolas, con nuevas barreras físicas selectivas y modernos plaguicidas


    Fernández Gallego, María del Mar


    Los programas de Gestión Integrada de Plagas (GIP) promueven el uso de estrategias de control que sean respetuosas con el medio ambiente, sin embargo el uso de insecticidas en los cultivos hortícolas sigue siendo necesario para el control de determinadas plagas, como es el caso de la mosca blanca Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius). Por ello, el objetivo de esta tesis es el estudio de la integración de las tres estrategias de control más empleadas hoy en día para el control de plagas: el control bioló...

  2. New mite species associated with certain plant species from Guam

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    Gadi V.P. Reddy


    Full Text Available Several new mite species have been reported from certain plants from Guam. Most remarkably, the spider mite, Tetranychus marianae (Prostigmata: Tetranychidae and the predatory mite Phytoseius horridus (Mesostigmata: Phytoseiidae (Solanum melongena have been found on eggplant. The noneconomically important species of Brevipalpus californicus(Banks Prostigmata: Tenuipalpidae,Eupodes sp. (Acarina: Eupodidae and predator Cunaxa sp. (Prostigmata: Cunaxidae have been reported on guava (Psidium guajava L.. Also, the non-economically important species Brevipalpus californicus Prostigmata: Tenuipalpidae, Lepidoglyphus destructor (Astigmata: Glycyphagidae and a predator Amblyseius obtusus, species group Amblyseius near lentiginosus (Mesostigmata: Phytoseiidae, have been recorded on cycad (Cycas micronesica.

  3. Integration of biological mite control into outdoor strawberry production: a matter of efficacy and economy


    Tuovinen, Tuomo


    Ten years experiences in experimental and practical fields prove that effective control of strawberry mite can be achieved by inundative introductions of the predatory mite Amblyseius cucumeris. Lately, Neoseiulus barkeri has been included to experiments compare its efficacy especially in higher strawberry mite densities.

  4. Stepping Forward-Guangzhou New Year Rock Festival

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    FOR some 20,000 rock fans, the transition from 2003 to 2004 encompassed music. Evening of Time, China’s first rock festival of the new year, catered to the country’s new youth.Held in Guangzhou from December 31st, 2003 to January 1st, 2004, this 10-hour music festival featured Cui Jian, the father of Chinese rock, Wang Lei, the guru of south China’s rock scene, and 10 or more other bands including Zuoxiao Zuzhou, Muma, the Painful Faith, the Second Hand Roses and the Sound Toy.

  5. SIA "Biznesa Konsaltinga Grupa"iekšējās kontroles un finansiālās darbības izpēte


    Liepiņa, Liene


    Darbā tiek pētīta grāmatvedības un mārketinga uzņēmuma SIA BKG finansiālā darbība. Mūsdienās aktuāla ir problēma, ka uzņēmumi ātri kļūst maksātnespējīgi un bankrotē. Darba mērķis ir, balstoties uz finanšu analīzes un iekšējās kontroles teorētiskajām atziņām, izpētīt SIA BKG finanšu rādītājus un iekšējo kontroles sistēmu, kā arī izteikt priekšlikumus tālākai darbības uzlabošanai. Darbā tiek pētīts, kas teorētiski ir uzņēmuma iekšējās kontroles sistēma un finanšu analīze, atsevišķa uzmanība tie...

  6. A Fundamental Step in IPM on Grapevine: Evaluating the Side Effects of Pesticides on Predatory Mites

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    Alberto Pozzebon


    Full Text Available Knowledge on side effects of pesticides on non-target beneficial arthropods is a key point in Integrated Pest Management (IPM. Here we present the results of four experiments conducted in vineyards where the effects of chlorpyrifos, thiamethoxam, indoxacarb, flufenoxuron, and tebufenozide were evaluated on the generalist predatory mites Typhlodromus pyri Scheuten and Amblyseius andersoni (Chant, key biocontrol agents of herbivorous mites on grapevines. Results show that indoxacarb and tebufenozide had a low impact on the predatory mites considered here, while a significant impact was observed for chlorpyrifos, flufenoxuron, and thiamethoxam. The information obtained here should be considered in the design of IPM strategies on grapevine.

  7. Acarofauna de papaya maradol (Carica papaya L.) en el estado de Yucatán, México.


    Valencia Domínguez, Heddy Marilú


    Se realizaron colectas de ácaros asociados a papayo var. Maradol en 20 huertas en el estado de Yucatán, México. Las muestras se lavaron sobre una columna de tamices. Se identificó a Tetranychus merganser, Eutetranychus banksi, Calacarus citrifolii, Daidalotarsonemus sp., Amblyseius sp., Chelaseius sp. y Galendromus helveolus. Se define a T. merganser como el ácaro plaga más dañino para el cultivo de papayo en Yucatán, y a E. banksi y C. citrifolii como plagas de menor importancia. No se enco...

  8. Ácaros predadores associados ao ácaro-da-erinose da lichia

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    Pedro Renan Ferreira Picoli


    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi identificar ácaros predadores em plantas de lichia e correlacionar o desenvolvimento populacional dessas espécies com o do ácaro-da-erinose da lichia, Aceria litchii. A pesquisa foi desenvolvida no Município de Casa Branca, SP, com árvores adultas, de 12 anos de idade, da variedade Bengal. Mensalmente, de agosto de 2008 a setembro de 2009, foram coletadas folhas para avaliação dos níveis populacionais de A. litchii e de ácaros predadores. Foram registrados 6.557 indivíduos da família Phytoseiidae. A espécie mais abundante foi Amblyseius compositus (42,6%, seguida por Phytoseius intermedius (31,2%, Euseius concordis (14,1%, Amblyseius herbicolus (8,8% e Iphiseiodes zuluagai (3,3%. O desenvolvimento populacional de A. compositus, E. concordis e I. zuluagai correlacionou-se positivamente com o de Aceria litchii, o que indica relação de predação.

  9. Phytoseiid mites from tropical fruit trees in Bahia State, Brazil (Acari, Phytoseiidae). (United States)

    de Souza, Izabel Vieira; Sá Argolo, Poliane; Júnior, Manoel Guedes Correa Gondim; de Moraes, Gilberto José; Bittencourt, Maria Aparecida Leão; Oliveira, Anibal Ramadan


    The cultivation of tropical fruit trees has grown considerably in the state of Bahia, northeastern Brazil. Some of these have been severely attacked by phytophagous mites, which are usually controlled by the use of chemical pesticides. However, there is today a growing interest for the adoption of less aggressive measures of pest control, as for example the use of predatory mites. Most of the plant-inhabiting predatory mites belong to the family Phytoseiidae. The objective of this paper is to report the phytoseiid species found in an intensive survey conducted on cultivated tropical fruit trees in fifteen localities of the southern coast of Bahia. Measurements of relevant morphological characters are provided for each species, to complement the understanding of the morphological variation of these species. Twenty-nine species of sixteen genera were identified. A key was elaborated to assist in the separation of these species. Fifteen species are reported for the first time in the state, raising to sixty-six the number of species of this family now known from Bahia. Seventy-two percent of the species collected belong to Amblyseiinae, followed by Typhlodrominae (21%) and Phytoseiinae (7%). The most diverse genus was Amblyseius. Amblyseius operculatus De Leon was the most frequent and abundant species. Studies should be conducted to evaluate the possible role of the most common predators as control agents of the phytophagous mites co-occurring with them.

  10. Mārketinga kompleksa elementi viesnīcā "Baltvilla".


    Feldmane, Agrita


    Bakalaura darba izvēlētais temats ir Mārketinga kompleksa elementi viesnīcā “Baltvilla”. Bakalaura darba mērķis ir, balstoties uz teorētiskām un praktiskām atziņām par mārketinga kompleksa elementiem specifiskajā pakalpojumu sfēra un uz veiktās aptaujas un intervijas rezultātu pamata, izanalizēt viesnīcas “Baltvilla” mārketinga kompleksa elementu pielietojumu, kā arī darba gaitā sniegt secinājumus par uzņēmuma priekšrocībām un trūkumiem un izstrādāt priekšlikumus viesnīcas mārketinga darbība...

  11. Plantas de ocorrência espontânea como substratos alternativos para fitoseídeos (Acari, Phytoseiidae em cultivos de seringueira Hevea brasiliensis Muell. Arg. (Euphorbiaceae Weeds as alternative substrates to phytoseiids (Acari, Phytoseiidae in rubber tree Hevea brasilienis, Muell. Arg. (Euphorbiaceae cultivation

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    Marcos Roberto Bellini


    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi determinar as espécies de plantas espontâneas em áreas de cultivo de seringueira que poderiam servir com reservatório de ácaros predadores. O trabalho foi conduzido em Olímpia, Estado de São Paulo, Brasil, em dois cultivos de seringueira. A cada três meses, cerca de 1.000 cm³ de folhas de cada uma das cinco espécies de plantas espontâneas dominantes em cada cultivo foi tomada para determinar os fitoseídeos. Como as plantas espontâneas dominantes variaram durante o estudo, um total de 20 espécies foi verificado. Somente Cecropia sp. foi dominante em todo estudo, em ambos os cultivos. Um total de 336 fitoseídeos pertencentes às seguintes espécies foi encontrado: Euseius citrifolius Denmark & Muma, 1970, E. concordis (Chant, 1959, Galendromus annectens (DeLeon, 1958, Iphiseiodes zuluagai Denmark & Muma, 1972, Neoseiulus anonymus (Chant & Baker, 1965 e N. tunus (DeLeon, 1967. E. citrifolius (189 espécimes e N. tunus (138 espécimes foram os mais abundantes. A maior abundância (231espécimes e diversidade (5 espécies foram observadas sobre Cecropia sp. Sobre esta planta foi encontrado o maior número de ácaros por amostra (29 espécimes, seguida por Piper duncum Linnaeus (22, Guarea sp. (18 e Ageratum conyzoides Linnaeus (12. E. citrifolius tem sido determinado como um dos ácaros predadores mais abundantes sobre seringueiras cultivadas na região onde este trabalho foi conduzido. Cecropia sp. parece ser uma das plantas espontâneas mais importantes consideradas como reservatório de E. citrifolius porque está continuamente presente nos cultivos. Estudos complementares poderiam indicar a viabilidade de se manejar esta planta nas áreas de cultivo de seringueira para permitir o controle biológico dos ácaros-praga desta cultura.The objective of this study was to determine weed species of rubber tree cultivation areas that could serve as reservoirs of predatory mites. The work was conducted in Ol

  12. Bibliotēku sistēmas klientu portāls


    Bērziņš, Edgars


    „Bibliotēkas sistēmas klientu portāls” ir tīmeklī bāzēts portāls, kurš nodrošina uzņēmuma „Bibliotēkas Informācijas sistēmas ALISE” klientiem ērtu un drošu informācijas iegūšanu un ir viegli administrējams portāls. Projekts ir izstrādāts pēc spējas (agile) izstrādes metodes. Portāla izstrādē ir izmantota tīmekļa lietojumprogrammu sistēma MVC, kura pamatā izmanto ASP.NET tīmekļa vietņu programmēšanas valodu.

  13. Deep learning for electronic cleansing in dual-energy CT colonography (United States)

    Tachibana, Rie; Näppi, Janne J.; Hironakaa, Toru; Kim, Se Hyung; Yoshida, Hiroyuki


    The purpose of this study was to develop a novel deep-learning-based electronic cleansing (EC) method for dual-energy CT colonography (DE-CTC). In this method, an ensemble of deep convolutional neural networks (DCNNs) is used to classify each voxel of DE-CTC image volumes into one of five multi-material (MUMA) classes: luminal air, soft tissue, tagged fecal material, or a partial-volume boundary between air and tagging or that of soft tissue and tagging. Each DCNN acts as a voxel classifier. At each voxel, a region-of-interest (ROI) centered at the voxel is extracted. After mapping the pixels of the ROI to the input layer of a DCNN, a series of convolutional and max-pooling layers is used to extract features with increasing levels of abstraction. The output layer produces the probabilities at which the input voxel belongs to each of the five MUMA classes. To develop an ensemble of DCNNs, we trained multiple DCNNs based on multi-spectral image volumes derived from the DE-CTC images, including material decomposition images and virtual monochromatic images. The outputs of these DCNNs were then combined by means of a meta-classifier for precise classification of the voxels. Finally, the electronically cleansed CTC images were generated by removing regions that were classified as other than soft tissue, followed by colon surface reconstruction. Preliminary results based on 184,320 images sampled from 30 clinical CTC cases showed a higher accuracy in labeling these classes than that of our previous machine-learning methods, indicating that deep-learning-based multi-spectral EC can accurately remove residual fecal materials from CTC images without generating major EC artifacts.

  14. Incidência de ácaros em cafeeiro cv. Catuaí Amarelo Mite fauna on coffee plants cv. Catuaí Amarelo

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    Jeferson Luiz de Carvalho Mineiro


    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo estudar a diversidade de ácaros presentes em cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L., no município de Atibaia, Estado de São Paulo. O estudo foi realizado em cafeeiro cultivar Catuaí Amarelo com aproximadamente 15 anos de idade. Foram demarcadas 60 plantas na cultura, das quais se coletaram folhas, ramos e frutos para a avaliação das espécies de ácaros existentes. Vinte e uma espécies de ácaros pertencentes a 14 famílias foram encontradas, sendo a maior diversidade observada nos ramos. As duas principais espécies fitófagas foram Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes (Tenuipalpidae e Oligonychus yothersi (McGregor (Tetranychidae. Dentre os predadores, os ácaros da família Phytoseiidae e Bdellidae foram os mais abundantes. Iphiseiodes zuluagai Denmark & Muma foi o predador mais abundante, tanto em folhas como em ramos. Bdella sp. (Bdellidae foi outra espécie muito abundante observada nos ramos.The objective of this work was to study the diversity of mites found on a coffee (Coffea arabica L. plantation located in Atibaia County, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The study was carried out on a near 15 year old plantation of 'Catuaí Amarelo'. From 60 marked coffee plants, leaves, branches and berries were collected to evaluate the species of mites present on the plants. Twenty one species of mites belonging to 14 families were found. The highest diversity was observed on branches. The most abundant phytophagous species were Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes (Tenuipalpidae and Oligonychus yothersi (McGregor (Tetranychidae. Among the predators, the mites of the families Phytoseiidae and Bdellidae were the most abundant. The phytoseiid Iphiseiodes zuluagai Denmark and Muma predominated on leaves as well as on branches. Bdella sp. (Bdellidae was also mostly present on branches.

  15. Effect of a plant fortifier (Boundary) on pests and predators of greenhouse vegetable crops. (United States)

    Sannino, Luigi; Piro, Filippo


    Boundary, a plant fortifier composed of extracts of Sophora flavescens Aiton and brown algae, was tested for control of the leaf miner Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) on tomato (three trials) and of the red spider mite Tetranychus urticae Koch on eggplant (one trial) and for side effects on the whitefly predator Macrolophus pygmaeus (Kambur) (two trials) on tomato and on the thrips predators Orius laevigatus (Fieber) and Amblyseius swirskii Athias-Henriot (two trials) on pepper, all in cold greenhouses in South Italy. Control rates for T. absoluta were moderate (40-70%) in the autumn crop but very high and comparable to those for emamectin benzoate in the spring crops (96-100%). Boundary compared well with abamectin against T. urticae, with near complete control. M. pygmaeus was moderately injured in late autumn, but not in early autumn. At the tested application rate and predator population density Boundary was safe for O. laevigatus and A. swirskii. PMID:25631629

  16. Phytoseiid mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae) from Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. (United States)

    Ferragut, Francisco; Navia, Denise


    Predatory phytoseiid mites have been intensively studied and surveyed in the last decades because of their economic importance as biocontrol agents of agricultural pests. However, many regions of the world remain unexplored and the diversity of the family worldwide is still fragmentary. Up to date no phytoseiid species have been collected in the southernmost part of the Earth down to latitude 45º S. In this study Phytoseiidae were sampled from native vegetation in southern Argentina and Chile in the regions of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego Island. Thirteen species were collected, five of which were previously described and eight, Chileseius australis n. sp., Neoseiulus mapuche n. sp., Typhlodromips valdivianus n. sp., T. fissuratus n. sp., Amblyseius grandiporus n. sp., A. caliginosus n. sp., Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) anomalos n. sp. and Metaseiulus parabrevicollis n. sp. are proposed as new to science and are described and diagnosed. PMID:26250248

  17. Competitive and Predacious Interactions Among Three Phytoseiid Species Under Experimental Conditions (Acari: Phytoseiidae). (United States)

    Ji, J; Zhang, Y-X; Saito, Y; Takada, T; Tsuji, N


    The effect of competition on species that coexist with similar ecological niches is an important theme in ecology. Furthermore, species displacement by introduced or invaded species is also an important environmental problem for biological control and conservation ecology. We tested whether two species of phytoseiids could coexist in closed cages with ample quantities of the extraguild prey species Carpoglyphus lactis (L.). Three species of phytoseiid mites-Amblyseius eharai Amitai & Swirski (a species native to China), Amblyseius swirskii (Athias-Henriot) and Neoseiulus cucumeris (Oudemans) (both species were introduced from outside of China)-were tested under experimental conditions (25 ± 1°C, 90 ± 5% relative humidity, and a photoperiod of 14:10 [L:D] h). With extraguild prey, we found that the numbers of a single population of each phytoseiid species (initial density of 10 females per cage) reached a plateau between 18 and 25 d after introduction into the experimental cages, suggesting that density-dependent factors were operating. In closed environments, one of these density-dependent factors might be cannibalism by these species. With regression analyses, Lotka-Volterra equations estimated the rate of population increase (r) and the carrying capacity (K) of each species with the data from observations on population dynamics. We next observed the interactions of two phytoseiid species with abundant extraguild prey. In all species combinations, one species went extinct and the other increased in population size, despite the availability of sufficient extraguild prey, suggesting some type of competition must have caused the extinctions. We suggested that intraguild predation is the most plausible hypothesis to explain the results. PMID:26496951

  18. 温度对加州新小绥螨捕食作用影响及高温耐饥饿能力研究%Effect of Temperature on Predation of Neoseiulus californicus (McGregor) and Starvation Tolerance at High Temperature

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    覃贵勇; 李庆


    The functional responses of Neoseiulus californicus (McGregor) to Panonychus citri AaGregor at different temperatures and the starvation tolerance at high temperature of N.californicus and other four predatory mites were studied.The result showed that the controlling effect of N.californicus to P.citri AaGregor increased with the experimental temperature range of 20 to 30 ℃,the controlling effect was the strongest at 30 ℃,but when the temperatures was higher than 34 ℃,the controlling effect decreased ; the starvation tolerance at high temperature of N.californicus was higher than that of Amblyseius eharai Amitai et Swirski and Euseius nicholsi,and closed to that of A.pseudolongispinosus and A.makuwa Ehara.%本文研究了在不同温度条件下加州新小绥螨Neoseiulus californicus(McGregor)对柑橘全爪螨Panonychus citri AaGregor的功能反应,以及研究了加州新小绥螨等5种捕食螨的高温耐饥饿能力.结果表明:在20~30℃温度下,随着温度的升高,加州新小绥螨对柑橘全爪螨各螨态的控制能力增强,在30℃时,控制能力最强,而超过30 ℃时,加州新小绥螨的控制能力下降;加州新小绥螨的高温耐饥饿能力显著高于江原钝绥螨Amblyseius eharai Amitai et Swirski和尼氏真绥螨Euseius nicholsi(Ehara et Lee),而与拟长毛钝绥螨A.pseudolongispinosus和真桑钝绥螨A.makuwa Ehara接近.

  19. Apdrošināšanas akciju sabiedrības If P&C Insurance AS personāls kā konkurētspēju veicinošs faktors Baltijas valstīs.


    Rieka, Annija


    Bakalaura darba tēma ir “Apdrošināšanas akciju sabiedrības “If P&C Insurance AS” personāls kā konkurētspēju veicinošs faktors Baltijas valstīs”. Bakalaura darba mērķis ir, pamatojoties uz literatūrā un elektroniskajos resursos pieejamo informāciju, veikt korelācijas aprēķinus, lai noskaidrotu uzņēmuma personāla ietekmi uz tā attīstību un konkurētspēju nedzīvības apdrošināšanas tirgū Baltijas valstīs. Bakalaura darba tēma ir aktuāla, jo aizvien vairāk uzņēmumu, kā nedzīvības apdrošināšanas noz...

  20. Reklāmas analīze un produkcijas virzīšana, izmantojot kompānijas L'Oreal Group piemēru


    Platonova, Viktorija


    Diplomdarbs veltīts reklāmas jēdziena pētīšanai, kompānijas L'Oreal Group darbības detalizētākai aplūkošanai, kā arī respondentu aptaujas par šī uzņēmuma reklāmu veikšana un tālāka tās analīze. Šis diplomdarbs sastāv no trīs daļām ar apakšdaļām. Pirmajā daļā autore aplūko reklāmas jēdzienu, tās veidus, metodes, efektivitāti un efektivitātes vadīšanas metodes. Otrajā daļā pievērsta uzmanība skaistuma un kosmētikas nozares un detalizētākai kompānijas L'Oreal Group aplūkošanai un aprakstam, konk...

  1. Mazo un vidējo uzņēmumu pieeja finansēm, Latvijas uzņēmēju un Eiropas institūciju redzējuma salīdzinājums


    Pence, Monta


    Bakalaura darbs sniedz ieskatu un veic izpēti par ES un Latvijas MVU iespējām piekļūt finansējumam. Pieeja finansējumam ir nozīmīgs faktors MVU attīstībai, kas ir cieši saistīta ar valsts ekonomikas kopējo attīstību. Tādeļ, darba mērķis ir atklāt, vai MVU Latvijā saskaras ar problēmu iegūt finansējumu, salīdzinot Latvijas uzņēmēju un Eiropas institūciju vērtējumu. Darbā tiek atspoguļoti MVU finansēšanas avoti, to izmantošana attiecīgi uzņēmuma attīstības posmam, analizētas finansēšanas tend...

  2. Analysis of ERP Systems Implementation in the Construction Enterprises


    Tambovcevs, A; Merkurjevs, J


    Efektīvais darbs prasa integrētās sistēmas, kuras varētu sadalīt pieeju pie kopējās datu kopas. Integrētās darba vietas organizēšana būvniecības kompānijās prasa tādu veidu uzņēmuma resursu plānošanas sistēmas, kā ERP tipa sistēmas, kas apvieno visus resursus, kuri ir saistīti ar to, t.i. loģistiku, iekārtas, cilvēku un finanšu resursus, kuri, savukārt, apvieno datus vienotā kopējā datu bāzē. Reālajā dzīvē daudzas ERP sistēmas ir vertikāli integrētās lietošanas būvniecībā un lielākā daļa no t...

  3. Inovāciju ieviešanas efektivitāte uzņēmumā


    Karelis, Raimonds


    Bakalaura darba tēma ir “Inovāciju ieviešanas efektivitāte uzņēmumā”. Bakalaura darbs ir veltīts, lai izpētītu inovācijas procesu būtību un nozīmi uzņēmējdarbībā, inovācijas procesu ieviešanas nepieciešamības izpratni Latvijā un Pasaulē, kā arī inovāciju ietekmi uz ekonomiskajām norisēm dažādās uzņēmējdarbības sfērās. Izmantojot dažādu teoriju analīzi autors sniedz priekšlikumus par uzņēmuma efektivitātes paaugstināšanas virzieniem, kā inovāciju ieviešanas galarezultātu. Tā pat darbā tiek pēt...

  4. Acarofauna associada à vegetação espontânea de vinhedos

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    Raquel Bottini de Moura


    Full Text Available Objetivou-se identificar a acarofauna associada à vegetação espontânea presente em vinhedos de Vitis vinifera (L. var. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot e Sémillon e V. labrusca (L. var. Isabel. Amostragens mensais foram realizadas de junho a setembro/2009 e junho a setembro/2010 em Caxias do Sul e de junho/2010 a junho/2011 em Sant'Ana do Livramento, RS, Brasil. Foram registrados 474 ácaros pertencentes a 14 morfoespécies, nove gêneros e cinco famílias (Phytoseiidae, Tarsonemidae, Tenuipalpidae, Tydeidae e Winterschmidtiidae. A maior abundância de ácaros ocorreu em Caxias do Sul, entretanto a maior riqueza de espécies foi registrada em Sant'Ana do Livramento. De acordo com os resultados deste trabalho, a acarofauna presente nos nove vinhedos amostrados foi registrada em sua maioria em Sida rhombifolia L. e caracterizou-se pela ocorrência dominante de Lorryia sp., seguida por Typhlodromalus aripo (Muma, 1967 e Steneotarsonemus sp..

  5. 广州

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    暗物质DARK MATTER展期:2009年7月18日—8月7日策展人:吴建儒展出地点:MUMA ART SPACE(木马艺术平台)展览借用了一个现代宇宙论的名词作名字,因为被这个词的诡异和神秘所吸引。"暗物质"比较费解,据说是宇宙中一种隐秘未明并且大量存在的物质,没有光,没有电磁辐射,所以无法被探测,那些带着无限想象力的科学家经过精密推测,异想天开地认为"暗物质"可以解释大爆炸理论的不自洽性,该词的多义性和神秘的美感正是两位艺术家偏爱的理由。我想与现实的疏离感是她们转化为视觉艺术的主要资源。作品在静谧之中产生的张力也回应了"暗物质"的不可探测性。

  6. Measurements of prompt charm production cross-sections in $pp$ collisions at $\\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV

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Zhokhov, Anatoly; Zhong, Liang; Zucchelli, Stefano


    Production cross-sections of prompt charm mesons are measured with the first data from $pp$ collisions at the LHC at a centre-of-mass energy of $13\\,\\mathrm{TeV}$. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of $4.98 \\pm 0.19\\,\\mathrm{pb}^{-1}$ collected by the LHCb experiment. The production cross-sections of $D^{0}$, $D^{+}$, $D_{s}^{+}$, and $D^{*+}$ mesons are measured in bins of charm meson transverse momentum, $p_{\\mathrm{T}}$, and rapidity, $y$, and cover the range $0 < p_{\\mathrm{T}} < 15\\,\\mathrm{GeV}/c$ and $2.0 < y < 4.5$. The inclusive cross-sections for the four mesons, including charge conjugation, within the range of $1 < p_{\\mathrm{T}} < 8\\,\\mathrm{GeV}/c$ are found to be \\begin{align*} \\begin{array}{lcr} \\sigma(pp \\to D^{0} X) &=& 2460 \\pm \\phantom{1}3 \\pm 130\\,\\mu\\mathrm{b} \\\\ \\sigma(pp \\to D^{+} X) &=& 1000 \\pm \\phantom{1}3 \\pm 110\\,\\mu\\mathrm{b} \\\\ \\sigma(pp \\to D_{s}^{+} X) &=& 460 \\pm 13 \\pm 100\\,\\mu\\ma...

  7. Dietary effects on body weight of predatory mites (Acari, Phytoseiidae). (United States)

    Goleva, Irina; Rubio Cadena, Esteban C; Ranabhat, Nar B; Beckereit, Caroline; Zebitz, Claus P W


    Pollen is offered as alternative or supplementary food for predacious mites; however, it may vary in its nutritional value. Body weight appears a representative parameter to describe food quality. Thus, we assessed the body weight for adults of the generalist mites Amblyseius swirskii, Amblydromalus limonicus, and Neoseiulus cucumeris reared on 22, 12, and 6 pollen species, respectively. In addition, A. swirskii and A. limonicus was reared on codling moth eggs. In all mite species, female body weight was higher than that of males, ranging between 4.33 and 8.18 µg for A. swirskii, 2.56-6.53 µg for A. limonicus, and 4.66-5.92 µg for N. cucumeris. Male body weight ranged between 1.78 and 3.28 µg, 1.37-3.06 µg, and 2.73-3.03 µg, respectively. Nutritional quality of pollen was neither consistent among the mite species nor among sex, revealing superior quality of Quercus macranthera pollen for females of A. swirskii and Tulipa gesneriana pollen for males, Alnus incana pollen for females of A. limonicus and Aesculus hippocastanum pollen for males, and Ae. hippocastanum pollen for both sexes of N. cucumeris. The results are discussed against the background of known or putative pollen chemistry and mite's nutritional physiology. PMID:26014648

  8. Social familiarity reduces reaction times and enhances survival of group-living predatory mites under the risk of predation.

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    Markus Andreas Strodl

    Full Text Available Social familiarity, which is based on the ability to recognise familiar conspecific individuals following prior association, may affect all major life activities of group-living animals such as foraging, reproduction and anti-predator behaviours. A scarcely experimentally tested explanation why social familiarity is beneficial for group-living animals is provided by limited attention theory. Limited attention theory postulates that focusing on a given task, such as inspection and assessment of unfamiliar group members, has cognitive and associated physiological and behavioural costs with respect to the attention paid to other tasks, such as anti-predator vigilance and response. Accordingly, we hypothesised that social familiarity enhances the anti-predator success of group-living predatory mites, Phytoseiulus persimilis, confronted with an intraguild predator, the predatory mite Amblyseius andersoni.We videotaped and analysed the response of two P. persimilis larvae, held in familiar or unfamiliar pairs, to attacks by a gravid A. andersoni female, using the behavioural analyses software EthoVision Pro®. Familiar larvae were more frequently close together, reacted more quickly to predator attacks, survived more predator encounters and survived longer than unfamiliar larvae.In line with the predictions of limited attention theory, we suggest that social familiarity improves anti-predator behaviours because it allows prey to shift attention to other tasks rather than group member assessment.

  9. An entomopathogenic strain of Beauveria bassiana against Frankliniella occidentalis with no detrimental effect on the predatory mite Neoseiulus barkeri: evidence from laboratory bioassay and scanning electron microscopic observation.

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    Shengyong Wu

    Full Text Available Among 28 isolates of Beauveria bassiana tested for virulence against F. occidentalis in laboratory bioassays, we found strain SZ-26 as the most potent, causing 96% mortality in adults at 1×10(7 mL(-1conidia after 4 days. The effect of the strain SZ-26 on survival, longevity and fecundity of the predatory mite Neoseiulus (Amblyseius barkeri Hughes were studied under laboratory conditions. The bioassay results showed that the corrected mortalities were less than 4 and 8% at 10 days following inoculation of the adult and the larvae of the predator, respectively, with 1×10(7 conidia mL(-1 of SZ-26. Furthermore, no fungal hyphae were found in dead predators. The oviposition and postoviposition durations, longevity, and fecundity displayed no significant differences after inoculation with SZ-26 using first-instar larvae of F. occidentalis as prey in comparison with untreated predator. In contrast, the preoviposition durations were significantly longer. Observations with a scanning electron microscope, revealed that many conidia were attached to the cuticles of F. occidentalis at 2 h after treatment with germ tubes oriented toward cuticle at 24 h, penetration of the insect cuticle at 36 h, and finally, fungal colonization of the whole insect body at 60 h. In contrast, we never observed penetration of the predator's cuticle and conidia were shed gradually from the body, further demonstrating that B. bassiana strain SZ-26 show high toxicity against F. occidentalis but no pathogenicity to predatory mite.

  10. Management of apple orchards to conserve generalist phytoseiid mites suppresses two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae). (United States)

    Funayama, Ken; Komatus, Michiyo; Sonoda, Shoji; Takahashi, Isao; Hara, Kazuko


    To improve the success of integrated pest management (IPM) in apple orchards, we investigated whether generalist phytoseiid mites have suppressed the occurrence of Tetranychus urticae. In Akita Prefecture, northern Japan, in 2012 and 2013, two types of experimental plot were compared. Conservation plots had been managed for the conservation of generalist phytoseiid mites by selective chemical spraying without mowing since 2009. Conventional plots were managed by non-selective chemical spraying with regular mowing. The conservation plots had significantly fewer T. urticae adult females per tree in both years. Two species of generalist phytoseiid mites-Typhlodromus vulgaris and Amblyseius tsugawai-were continuously present in the conservation plots, with only a few T. urticae. The conservation plots had significantly more A. tsugawai adult females in the undergrowth in both years, and significantly more T. vulgaris adult females on apple leaves in 2012. Typhlodromus vulgaris was continuously present in the conservation plots but was scarce from late May to early August in the conventional plots. In the presence of T. vulgaris, low numbers of T. urticae did not increase on apple leaves. These results indicate that the generalist phytoseiid mites serve as important biological control agents in IPM in apple orchards.

  11. Cellular automata approach for investigation of low power light effects on the dynamics of plant-inhabiting

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    Bandini, S. (Milan Univ. (Italy). Dip. di Scienza dell' Informazione); Casati, R.; Milani, M. (Milan Univ. (Italy). Dip. di Fisica)


    The prey-predator competition is a typical problem exhibited by the dynamics of phytophagous and predaceous mite population. Biological parameters of Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae) and Amblyseius californicus McGregor (Acari: Phytoseiidae) are set up in order to establish the fundamental aspects to be embodied into a simulation model. The paper introduces the Lotka-Volterra differential equations as the classical approach to the problem and present the Cellular-Automata (CA) approach as an alternative one. It reports preliminary results which account for a number of interesting features such as: 1) oscillations in time of the population, 2) a link between the populations' initial conditions and the obtained solution, 3) the appearance of spatial structures, and 4) the effect on the population dynamics of parameters which may be linked to photoperiodic and circadian features. Furthermore, it is shown that several sophisticated features affecting populations evolution, such as the egg opening time, the sexual maturation time, the limited lifetime, the limited survival capability of predators in fasting condition and juvenile mortality can be easily included in a CA-based model.

  12. Búsqueda de enemigos naturales nativos de Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande(thysanoptera: thripidae, sobre Dendranthema grandijlorum en el municipio de Piendamo, cauca.

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    Castro V. Ulises


    Full Text Available En la empresa "Flores del Cauca" en el municipio de Piendamó a 1S00 m.s.n.m. con temperatura promedia de 18° C y HR de SO ± 5%, se hizo una búsqueda de enemigos naturales nativos de F. occidentalis (Thysanóptera: Thripidae sobre eras experimentales de Dendranthema grandiflorum libres de control químico. La búsqueda se extendió a los hospedantes alternos del tisanóptero en áreas aledañas al cultivo. Semanalmente se cosechaban plantas de crisantemo, se llevaban al laboratorio para la recolección de thrips y sus enemigos naturales nativos. En el laboratorio se realizaron bioensayos para probar la acción depredadora de algunos de los enemigos de F. occídentalis que fueron encontrados en crisantemo. Se encontraron los siguientes enemigos naturales nativos: El hemíptero Orius sp. (Anthocoridae. los ácaros Amblyseius herbjcolus. Euseius naindaimei y Thyplodromalus peregrinus (Phytoseiidae, larvas de Chrysopidae; los thrips leptothirs sp. y Haplotrips gowdeyi (Phlaeothripidae, un ácaro de la familia Ascidae; difereflles especies de arañas; larvas de la familia Coccinellidae y adultos de F. occidentalis infectados por hongos no identificados.

  13. Acarofauna em cultivo de pinhão-manso e plantas espontâneas associadas

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    Wilton Pires da Cruz


    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi identificar ácaros na cultura de pinhão-manso e em espécies de plantas espontâneas associadas. Para isso, foram avaliadas a riqueza e a abundância de ácaros em plantas de pinhão-manso e em 14 espécies de plantas espontâneas associadas. As amostragens foram realizadas por meio de coletas mensais de folhas de plantas de pinhão-manso e de plantas espontâneas, nas entrelinhas do cultivo. Foram encontradas quatro espécies de ácaros predadores - Amblyseius tamatavensis, Paraphytoseius multidentatus, Typhlodromalus aripo e Typhlodromalus clavicus -, com potencial para uso no controle biológico de ácaros-praga na cultura do pinhão-manso, e duas importantes espécies de ácaros fitófagos - Brevipalpus phoenicis e Tarsonemus confusus - desconhecidas como praga da cultura. Entre as plantas espontâneas avaliadas, quatro espécies - Hyptis suaveolens, Peltaea riedelii, Urochloa mutica e Andropogon gayanus - abrigam grande riqueza e abundância de ácaros predadores, enquanto oito destacaram-se pela diversidade de ácaros fitófagos.

  14. Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers in Tetranychus urticae and cross amplification in other Tetranychidae and Phytoseiidae species of economic importance. (United States)

    Sabater-Muñoz, B; Pascual-Ruiz, S; Gómez-Martínez, M A; Jacas, J A; Hurtado, M A


    Tetranychus urticae Koch is a cosmopolitan phytophagous mite considered as the most polyphagous species among spider mites. Population genetic studies using molecular markers such as microsatellites have proven to be extremely informative to address questions about population structure, phylogeography and host preferences. The aim of this study was to increase the available molecular tools to gain insight into the genetic structure of T. urticae populations of citrus orchards, which might help in their management. Five microsatellite DNA libraries were developed using probes with the motifs CT, CTT, GT and CAC following the FIASCO protocol. Positive clones, those that included the insert with the microsatellite, were detected using the PIMA-PCR technique. Combinations of primers were designed on 22 out of 32 new microsatellites loci and their polymorphism was tested in four populations sampled along the eastern coast of Spain. Eleven successful amplifications were obtained. Cross amplification was tested in the tetranychids Aphlonobia histricina, Eutetranychus banksi, E. orientalis, Oligonychus perseae, Panonychus citri, Tetranychus evansi, T. okinawanus and T. turkestani, and the phytoseiids Amblyseius swirskii, A. cucumeris, A. andersoni, Euseius stipulatus, Neoseiulus barkeri, N. californicus, Phytoseiulus persimilis and Typhlodromus phialatus. Eight successful cross amplifications were obtained. PMID:22349944

  15. Seasonal occurrence of key arthropod pests and associated natural enemies in Alabama Satsuma citrus. (United States)

    Fadamiro, Henry Y; Xiao, Yingfang; Hargroder, Terry; Nesbitt, Monte; Umeh, Vincent; Childers, Carl C


    Six Alabama Satsuma mandarin orchards (four conventionally sprayed and two unsprayed) were surveyed during 2005 and 2006 to determine the population dynamics of arthropod pests and their natural enemies. Twenty-eight arthropod pest species were encountered; the major foliage pests were citrus whitefly, Dialeurodes citri (Ashmead); purple scale, Lepidosaphes beckii (Newman); Glover scale, L. gloveri (Packard); and citrus red mite, Panonychus citri (McGregor). Two distinct population peaks were recorded for citrus whitefly at most locations. The most important direct sources of citrus whitefly mortality were parasitism by Encarsia lahorensis (Howard) and infection by the pathogenic fungus, Aschersonia aleyrodis Webber. In general, all stages of both scale insects (purple scale and Glover scale) were present in the orchards year-round, indicative of overlapping generations; however, the highest densities were recorded during the early season. Citrus whitefly, purple scale, and Glover scale were more abundant on leaves collected from the interior of the tree canopy than in the exterior canopy. Citrus red mite densities were highest in the spring, with populations declining at the start of the summer, and were more abundant in the exterior canopy than in the interior canopy. The most important natural enemies of citrus red mite were predatory mites belonging to several families, of which Typhlodromalus peregrinus Muma (Phytoseiidae) was the predominant species. Major differences were recorded in the relative abundance of different arthropod pest species in the orchards: citrus whitefly, purple scale, and Glover scale predominated in the unsprayed orchards, whereas citrus red mite infestations were more severe in the sprayed orchards. The results are discussed in relation to the possible effect of orchard management practices on abundance of the major pests. PMID:18419929


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    Full Text Available Com o uso de bioensaios, verificaram-se os efeitos residual de contato, ovicida e de persistência dos produtos chlorfenapyr e fenbutatin-oxide sobre duas espécies de ácaros predadores, Iphiseiodes zuluagai Denmark & Muma e Euseius alatus DeLeon (Acari: Phytoseiidae, associados ao ácaro da leprose-dos-citros Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes (Acari: Tenuipalpidae. O efeito total sobre os adultos foi estudado por meio do método residual de contato com pulverização em superfície de vidro, conforme metodologia da IOBC. O efeito ovicida foi avaliado por meio de pulverização direta sobre os ovos dos ácaros predadores, também em superfície de vidro. A persistência dos produtos foi avaliada em laboratório, em arenas confeccionadas com folhas de laranjeira pulverizadas no campo, aos 0; 5; 15 e 30 dias após a aplicação. Os resultados obtidos mostraram que chlorfenapyr foi nocivo ao I. zuluagai e E. alatus e o fenbutatin-oxide foi levemente nocivo a E. alatus e inócuo a I. zuluagai. Nenhum dos produtos apresentou efeito ovicida. Fenbutatin-oxide apresentou baixa persistência para ambas as espécies de ácaros predadores, e chlorfenapyr, na dosagem de 31,3 ml, foi de baixa persistência, enquanto, na dosagem de 62,5 ml, foi moderadamente persistente. O fenbutatin-oxide apresentou-se inócuo e levemente nocivo aos ácaros predadores I. zuluagai e E. alatus, respectivamente, e de baixa persistência para ambas as espécies


    Audenaert, J; Vissers, M; Gobin, B


    If a grower uses predatory mites, and should use chemical compounds, he needs to be very careful in his choice of products. The selected products have to be efficient against the target pest and at the same time compatible with the present beneficial's. Useful tools for such product selection under greenhouse circumstances are side effects lists. These lists are freely available on the websites of producing companies of biological control agents. But not all products (e.g. newly developed ones) have been tested for side effects. Moreover the information already available in these tables is not based on field tests. For this reason, we have developed a protocol for quick screening of side effects of chemical plant protection products under field conditions. For these experiments we have chosen the predatory mite Amblyseius swirskii as test organism, because this is an often used phytoseiid mite, which is very sensitive to pesticides. Hibiscus rosa sinensis is the standard reference plant in our side effects trials because the chosen predatory mite has shown very good control of pests on this plant species. The experimental design consists of eight test objects in 4 replications. Test object 1 is a positive reference (water spray) and test object 2 a negative reference (deltamethrin spray, a product with long residual activity against beneficial organisms). The plot size is 0,68 m2 and each plot contains 32 Hibiscus plants. The greenhouse temperature is set at 20±2°C. The test strategy has the following sequence: introduction of an overdose of Amblyseius swirskii mites 14 days before spraying the pesticides > precount of predatory mites 4 days before application (4DBA) > spray application (A) for the 6 test products and for the 2 references > counting's after application (1, 2, 4, 8 en 12 weeks after application = 1 till 12WAA). The counting's of the number of predatory mites are performed on 20 Hibiscus leaves/plot under a binocular. Because of the absence of any

  18. Supplemental food that supports both predator and pest: a risk for biological control? (United States)

    Leman, Ada; Messelink, Gerben J


    Supplemental food sources to support natural enemies in crops are increasingly being tested and used. This is particularly interesting for generalist predators that can reproduce on these food sources. However, a potential risk for pest control could occur when herbivores also benefit from supplemental food sources. In order to optimize biological control, it may be important to select food sources that support predator populations more than herbivore populations. In this study we evaluated the nutritional quality of four types of supplemental food for the generalist predatory mites Amblyseius swirskii Athias-Henriot and Amblydromalus (Typhlodromalus) limonicus (Garman and McGregor), both important thrips predators, and for the herbivore western flower thrips Frankliniella occidentalis Pergande, by assessing oviposition rates. These tests showed that application of corn pollen, cattail pollen or sterilized eggs of Ephestia kuehniella Zeller to chrysanthemum leaves resulted in three times higher oviposition rates of thrips compared to leaves without additional food. None of the tested food sources promoted predatory mites or western flower thrips exclusively. Decapsulated cysts of Artemia franciscana Kellogg were not suitable, whereas cattail pollen was very suitable for both predatory mites and western flower thrips. In addition, we found that the rate of thrips predation by A. swirskii can be reduced by 50 %, when pollen is present. Nevertheless, application of pollen or Ephestia eggs to a chrysanthemum crop still strongly enhanced the biological control of thrips with A. swirskii, both at low and high release densities of predatory mites through the strong numerical response of the predators. Despite these positive results, application in a crop should be approached with caution, as the results may strongly depend on the initial predator-prey ratio, the nutritional quality of the supplemental food source, the species of predatory mites, the distribution of the

  19. Múltiple natural enemies do not improve two spotted spider mite and flower western thrips control in strawberry tunnels

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    Gemma Albendín


    Full Text Available Biological control techniques are commonly used in many horticultural crops in Spain, however the application of these techniques to Spanish strawberries are relatively recent. In this study the effectiveness of augmentative biological control techniques to control the two main strawberry (Fragaria xananassa Duchesne pest: the two-spotted spider mite (TSSM, Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae, and the western flower thrips (WFT, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande (Thysanoptera: Thripidae, through releases of the predatory mites Phytoseiulus persimilis Athias-Henriot, Neoseiulus californicus (McGregor, Amblyseius swirskii Athias-Henriot (Acari: Phytoseiidae, and Orius laevigatus (Fieber (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae were tested. Two-year results on the performance of treatments using combinations of these biocontrol agents are presented. In both years, all treatments resulted in the reduction of TSSM numbers; but no treatment was better than the release of P. persimilis alone (P < 0.05. TSSM suppression varied among crop phases being greater early in the season. None of the treatments reduced significantly WFT numbers (P < 0.05, and the established economic injury level (EIL was surpassed from March to late April in both years. However, EIL was surpassed less times when treatment included O. laevigatus (2009: 20.7%; 2010: 22.7% of samples. No effect of A. swirskii was observed when this mite was released. Results corroborate that biological control techniques for TSSM and WFT are feasible for high-plastic tunnel strawberries. Under the conditions in our study no additive effects were observed, and there was not advantage in the release of multiple natural enemies.

  20. From repulsion to attraction: species- and spatial context-dependent threat sensitive response of the spider mite Tetranychus urticae to predatory mite cues (United States)

    Fernández Ferrari, M. Celeste; Schausberger, Peter


    Prey perceiving predation risk commonly change their behavior to avoid predation. However, antipredator strategies are costly. Therefore, according to the threat-sensitive predator avoidance hypothesis, prey should match the intensity of their antipredator behaviors to the degree of threat, which may depend on the predator species and the spatial context. We assessed threat sensitivity of the two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae, to the cues of three predatory mites, Phytoseiulus persimilis, Neoseiulus californicus, and Amblyseius andersoni, posing different degrees of risk in two spatial contexts. We first conducted a no-choice test measuring oviposition and activity of T. urticae exposed to chemical traces of predators or traces plus predator eggs. Then, we tested the site preference of T. urticae in choice tests, using artificial cages and leaves. In the no-choice test, T. urticae deposited their first egg later in the presence of cues of P. persimilis than of the other two predators and cue absence, indicating interspecific threat-sensitivity. T. urticae laid also fewer eggs in the presence of cues of P. persimilis and A. andersoni than of N. californicus and cue absence. In the artificial cage test, the spider mites preferred the site with predator traces, whereas in the leaf test, they preferentially resided on leaves without traces. We argue that in a nonplant environment, chemical predator traces do not indicate a risk for T. urticae, and instead, these traces function as indirect habitat cues. The spider mites were attracted to these cues because they associated them with the existence of a nearby host plant.

  1. Food stress causes sex-specific maternal effects in mites. (United States)

    Walzer, Andreas; Schausberger, Peter


    Life history theory predicts that females should produce few large eggs under food stress and many small eggs when food is abundant. We tested this prediction in three female-biased size-dimorphic predatory mites feeding on herbivorous spider mite prey: Phytoseiulus persimilis, a specialized spider mite predator; Neoseiulus californicus, a generalist preferring spider mites; Amblyseius andersoni, a broad diet generalist. Irrespective of predator species and offspring sex, most females laid only one small egg under severe food stress. Irrespective of predator species, the number of female but not male eggs decreased with increasing maternal food stress. This sex-specific effect was probably due to the higher production costs of large female than small male eggs. The complexity of the response to the varying availability of spider mite prey correlated with the predators' degree of adaptation to this prey. Most A. andersoni females did not oviposit under severe food stress, whereas N. californicus and P. persimilis did oviposit. Under moderate food stress, only P. persimilis increased its investment per offspring, at the expense of egg number, and produced few large female eggs. When prey was abundant, P. persimilis decreased the female egg sizes at the expense of increased egg numbers, resulting in a sex-specific egg size/number trade-off. Maternal effects manifested only in N. californicus and P. persimilis. Small egg size correlated with the body size of daughters but not sons. Overall, our study provides a key example of sex-specific maternal effects, i.e. food stress during egg production more strongly affects the sex of the large than the small offspring.

  2. Phenotypic plasticity in anti-intraguild predator strategies: mite larvae adjust their behaviours according to vulnerability and predation risk. (United States)

    Walzer, Andreas; Schausberger, Peter


    Interspecific threat-sensitivity allows prey to maximize the net benefit of antipredator strategies by adjusting the type and intensity of their response to the level of predation risk. This is well documented for classical prey-predator interactions but less so for intraguild predation (IGP). We examined threat-sensitivity in antipredator behaviour of larvae in a predatory mite guild sharing spider mites as prey. The guild consisted of the highly vulnerable intraguild (IG) prey and weak IG predator Phytoseiulus persimilis, the moderately vulnerable IG prey and moderate IG predator Neoseiulus californicus and the little vulnerable IG prey and strong IG predator Amblyseius andersoni. We videotaped the behaviour of the IG prey larvae of the three species in presence of either a low- or a high-risk IG predator female or predator absence and analysed time, distance, path shape and interaction parameters of predators and prey. The least vulnerable IG prey A. andersoni was insensitive to differing IGP risks but the moderately vulnerable IG prey N. californicus and the highly vulnerable IG prey P. persimilis responded in a threat-sensitive manner. Predator presence triggered threat-sensitive behavioural changes in one out of ten measured traits in N. californicus larvae but in four traits in P. persimilis larvae. Low-risk IG predator presence induced a typical escape response in P. persimilis larvae, whereas they reduced their activity in the high-risk IG predator presence. We argue that interspecific threat-sensitivity may promote co-existence of IG predators and IG prey and should be common in predator guilds with long co-evolutionary history.

  3. Food stress causes sex-specific maternal effects in mites. (United States)

    Walzer, Andreas; Schausberger, Peter


    Life history theory predicts that females should produce few large eggs under food stress and many small eggs when food is abundant. We tested this prediction in three female-biased size-dimorphic predatory mites feeding on herbivorous spider mite prey: Phytoseiulus persimilis, a specialized spider mite predator; Neoseiulus californicus, a generalist preferring spider mites; Amblyseius andersoni, a broad diet generalist. Irrespective of predator species and offspring sex, most females laid only one small egg under severe food stress. Irrespective of predator species, the number of female but not male eggs decreased with increasing maternal food stress. This sex-specific effect was probably due to the higher production costs of large female than small male eggs. The complexity of the response to the varying availability of spider mite prey correlated with the predators' degree of adaptation to this prey. Most A. andersoni females did not oviposit under severe food stress, whereas N. californicus and P. persimilis did oviposit. Under moderate food stress, only P. persimilis increased its investment per offspring, at the expense of egg number, and produced few large female eggs. When prey was abundant, P. persimilis decreased the female egg sizes at the expense of increased egg numbers, resulting in a sex-specific egg size/number trade-off. Maternal effects manifested only in N. californicus and P. persimilis. Small egg size correlated with the body size of daughters but not sons. Overall, our study provides a key example of sex-specific maternal effects, i.e. food stress during egg production more strongly affects the sex of the large than the small offspring. PMID:26089530

  4. Long-term alteration of bentonite in the presence of metallic iron

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    Kumpulainen, S.; Kiviranta, L. [B and Tech Oy, Helsinki (Finland); Carlsson, T.; Muurinen, A. [VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo (Finland); Svensson, D. [Svensk Kaernbraenslehantering AB (SKB), Stockholm (Sweden); Sasamoto, Hiroshi; Yui, Mikatzu [Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) (Japan); Wersin, P.; Rosch, D. [Gruner Ltd, Basel (Switzerland)


    , inter alia, reducing conditions, a pH of around eight, and measurable amounts of Mg{sup 2+}, Ca{sup 2+}, and SO{sub 4} {sup 2-}. The bentonite was carefully divided into subsamples, which were studied with XRD, FTIR, SEM, ICP-AES, TEM-EDS, XANES, Moessbauer spectroscopy, and wet-chemical methods. Briefly, bentonite samples containing cast iron cylinders contained higher amounts of iron than the reference samples. The corroded iron was predominantly in the divalent form, and its concentration was highest close to the cylinder and decreased strongly with increasing distance from its surface. The average corrosion rate estimated from Fe profiles in the Fe-reacted samples is about 1.7 {mu}m/a. The results from the Moessbauer spectroscopy analyses suggest that no reduction of the octahedral Fe{sup 3+} in the montmorillonite layers had occurred. The swelling pressure and the hydraulic conductivity were measured in undisturbed subsamples of the MX-80. The iron-bentonite interaction seemed to slightly decrease the swelling pressure, while the hydraulic conductivity was unchanged. The corrosion rate of the Cu vessel surface was estimated from the Cu analysis in the clay to be about 0.035 {mu}m/a. The JAEA samples were analyzed with regard to the conditions in the water and in the bentonite. The water exhibited pH values in the approximate range of 11 to 13, and clearly reducing conditions with Eh values between -260 and -580 mV. XRD and FTIR analyses of the bentonite material, showed that montmorillonite was completely transformed to a non-swelling 7 Aa clay mineral, most likely to the serpentine mineral berthierine, in samples containing 0.3-0.6 M NaCl solutions, with the highest pH values. The transformation was incomplete in samples containing 0.1 M NaHCO{sub 3} solution, and did not occur at all when the solution was either 0.05 M Na{sub 2}SO{sub 4} or distilled water. (orig.)

  5. Potential of predacious mite Neoseiulus californicus in controlling citrus red mite Panonychus citri%加州新小绥螨对柑橘全爪螨的控制潜力

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    覃贵勇; 李庆; 杨群芳; 王海建; 蒋春先


    为了确定加州新小绥螨Neoseiulus californicus (McGregor)的国内品系在生物防治中的潜力,采用捕食者功能反应方法,研究了加州新小绥螨、江原钝绥螨Amblyseius eharai Amitai et Swirski、尼氏真绥螨Euseius nicholsi (Ehara et Lee)和拟长毛钝绥螨A.pseudolongispinosus Xin,Liang et Ke对柑橘全爪螨Panonychus citri AaGregor的捕食作用,加州新小绥螨对柑橘全爪螨的功能反应可以很好地拟合HollingⅡ圆盘方程,对柑橘全爪螨卵的捕食能力显著高于其它3种捕食螨,4种捕食螨对柑橘全爪螨卵的功能反应参数a/Th分别为20.8342、6.9458、0和6.1634;加州新小绥螨对柑橘全爪螨卵、幼螨、前若螨、后若螨和成螨功能反应分别为20.8342、42.0721、29.1849、22.1204和5.6284.加州新小绥螨密度越大,柑橘全爪螨种群数量下降越快,在益、害比为5∶30下,柑橘全爪螨种群数量在第4天就能得到控制.结果表明,加州新小绥螨国内品系对柑橘全爪螨表现出很大的控制潜力.

  6. Mid- to Late-Holocene estuarine infilling processes studied by radiocarbon dates, high resolution seismic and biofacies at Vitoria Bay, Espirito Santo, Southeastern Brazil

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    Alex C. Bastos


    espessura. Os resultados indicam que até aproximadamente 4.000 anos cal. AP, as condições ambientais da Baía de Vitória eram ainda de uma baía aberta, com uma conexão livre e aberta com águas marinhas. Durante os últimos 4.000 anos a baía experimentou uma fase de regressão importante, tornando-se mais restrita em termos de circulação da água do mar e provavelmente aumentando a energia de marés. Três superfícies estratigráficas principais foram reconhecidas, limitando fácies transgressiva, transgressiva/nível de mar alto e regressiva. A morfologia do canal atual representa um diastema de maré, mostrando fácies regressivas truncadas e erodidas. Biofácies de foraminíferos, passando de ambiente marinho para ambiente salobro e de manguezais em planície de maré confirmam a interpretação sismoestratigráfica. A ausência de biofácies de mangue em um dos dois testemunhos é tambémuma indicação de ravinamento de maré atual.