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Characterization of food profile to species of the genus Amblyseius (Acari: Phytoseiidae).

Grant number: 15/13866-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2015
Effective date (End): February 28, 2017
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology - Applied Ecology
Principal researcher:Antonio Carlos Lofego
Grantee:Felipe Santa Rosa Do Amaral
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil


Some species of mites of the genus Amblyseius (Phytoseiidae) play an important role as natural enemies of pest mites in various regions of the world. Nevertheless, information about biological characteristics of these phytoseiids are still needed to promote greater frequency in use of biological control.Thus, the aim of this study is to characterize the food profile to Amblyseius ica, Amblyseius aff. aerialis and Amblyseius paulofariensis. To this should be mounted 10 experimental units per treatment (type of food) containing 7 females per unit. Prey to be tested as food will be phytophagous species of the following families: Eriophyidae, Tetranychidae, Tydeidae, Tenuipalpidae and Tarsonemidae. In addition to the phytophagous, pollen must also be tested for food. Daily observations will be done for six days, investigating the average rate of oviposition / female / day. In order to get more detailed information, a study of biological parameters for the combination "predadorXpresa" that provide better results (higher oviposition rate of the predator) will be made.This experiment will consist of 50 units, each containing an egg, which will be observed from the egg stage to the death of the individual. Through the data obtained, a table of life can be constructed, which may indicate the potential for biological control of the species of Amblyseius tested.

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Scientific publications
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DO AMARAL, FELIPE S. R.; CAVALCANTE, ANA C. C.; LOFEGO, ANTONIO CARLOS. Amblyseius chiapensis (Acari: Phytoseiidae) as natural enemy of Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae). SYSTEMATIC AND APPLIED ACAROLOGY, v. 25, n. 2, p. 173-177, FEB 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
Academic Publications
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AMARAL, Felipe Santa Rosa Do. Ecobiologia das espécies Amblyseius aerialis e Amblyseius chiapensis (Acari : Phytoseiidae). 2017. 42 f. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas..

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