DETERMINATION OF DEVELOPMENTAL AND LIFE TABLE PARAMETERS OF RHYZOBIUS LOPHANTHAE BLAISDELL (COLEOPTERA COCCINELLIDAE) ON THREE ARMORED SCALE INSECTS (HEMIPTERA DIASPIDIDAE)


ŞİMŞEK B., Karaca I. , KAYAHAN A.

REDIA-GIORNALE DI ZOOLOGIA, vol.99, pp.219-223, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 99
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.19263/redia-99.16.29
  • Title of Journal : REDIA-GIORNALE DI ZOOLOGIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.219-223

Abstract

Scale insects are the most damaging pests of citrus production in Turkey. Rhyzobius lophanthae Blaisdell (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), a polyphagous coccinellid, is one of the most important predators of these pests. In this study, the life tables of R. lophanthae on three different armored scale insects, Aonidiella aurantii (Maskell), Aspidiotus nerii Bouche, Chrysomphalus dictiyospermi (Morgan) (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), were produced. The study was conducted in a climate chamber under constant conditions of 26 degrees C, 60% relative humidity and 16-hour photoperiod.