INDIAN JOURNAL OF PURE & APPLIED BIOSCIENCES
ISSN (E) : 2582 – 2845
Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Biosciences (IJPAB)
Year : 2023, Volume : 11, Issue : 2
First page : (72) Last page : (75)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2582-2845.8979
Interrelation between the Number, Stages of the Pest Mite and Feeding Potential of Amblyseius multidentatus (Predatory Mite) at Different Durations
Anupam Sehra1, Pooja Jakhar2* , Nirmala Rathee3, Seema Gupta4
1,2,3Department of Zoology, Government P.G. College, Hisar, Haryana-125001, India
4Department of Botany, F.C. College for Women, Hisar, Haryana-125001, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 25.02.2023 | Revised: 29.03.2023 | Accepted: 12.04.2023
The feeding potential of Amblyseius multidentatus was studied against pest mites Tetranychus cinnabarinus and Eutetranychus orientalis (pest mites of crops). A. multidentatus had a clear-cut preference for T. cinnabarinus over E. orientalis (tcal 3.18) irrespective of the stage of egg, larva, nymph and adult. A. multidentatus preferred to consume eggs of T. cinnabarinus than to feed on E. orientalis eggs. The most preferred stage of T. cinnabarinus was larva (S=1.84), followed by adult and egg stages (S=1.62, S=1.57, respectively). Consumption of different stages of the pest with respect to number and duration showed a significant difference. Interaction between stage and duration showed no significant statistical difference with each other. Interaction between stage (S) and number (N) showed a significant difference (N=0.41. 0.87, 0.83).
Keywords: Pest, mites, feeding, potential, Amblyseius multidentatus.
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Cite this article: Sehra, A., Jakhar, P., Rathee, N., & Gupta, S. (2023). Interrelation between the Number, Stages of the Pest Mite and Feeding Potential of Amblyseius multidentatus (Predatory Mite) at Different Durations, Ind. J. Pure App. Biosci.11(2), 72-75. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2582-2845.8979