Compatibility of Neoseiulus californicus and Orius insidiosus for two-spotted spider mite control in roses


Abstract: We evaluated the compatibility of Orius insidiosus and Neoseiulus californicus for Tetranychus urticae control in roses in laboratory behavioral studies. On rose leaflets, we observed that O. insidiosus was more active than the predatory mite. The presence of T. urticae did not refrain predation of O. insidiosus on N. californicus. Even though, when both predators were combined, there was an additive response in the consumption of nymphs and adults of T. urticae, but not of eggs.

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