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dc.contributor.authorUrbaneja-Bernat, P.
dc.contributor.authorMolla, O.
dc.contributor.authorAlonso, M.
dc.contributor.authorBolkcmans, K.
dc.contributor.authorUrbaneja, Alberto
dc.contributor.authorTena, Alejandro
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-01T10:10:40Z
dc.date.available2017-06-01T10:10:40Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationUrbaneja-Bernat, P., Molla, O., Alonso, M., Bolkcmans, K., Urbaneja, A., Tena, A. (2015). Sugars as complementary alternative food for the establishment of Nesidiocoris tenuis in greenhouse tomato. Journal of Applied Entomology, 139(3), 161-167.
dc.identifier.issn0931-2048
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11939/4656
dc.description.abstractNesidiocoris tenuis (Reuter) (Hemiptera: Miridae) is an omnivorous generalist predator which is augmentatively released and conserved for control of whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) and Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in tomato crops. Eggs of Ephestia kuehniella Zeller (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) are often provided as factitious prey to improve the establishment of N.tenuis after its release. We first tested different amounts of E.kuehniella eggs per plant to optimize N.tenuis establishment and then investigated whether the amount of eggs that optimized N.tenuis establishment might be reduced by adding sugars (hydrocapsules filled with 0.5m sucrose) under walk-in cage and commercial greenhouse conditions. These experiments demonstrated that the addition of sugar to the diet of N.tenuis could half the amount of E.kuehniella eggs required to establish N.tenuis. Under greenhouse conditions, the progeny of N.tenuis per plant did not differ significantly between E.kuehniella alone or the half amount of E.kuehniella plus hydrocapsules. These results demonstrated that the sugar could partially substitute for E.kuehniella eggs improve establishment of N.tenuis and suggest that natural sugars such as nectar and honeydew might also beneficial.
dc.language.isoen
dc.titleSugars as complementary alternative food for the establishment of Nesidiocoris tenuis in greenhouse tomato
dc.typearticle
dc.date.issuedFreeFormAPR 2015
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jen.12151
dc.journal.abbreviatedTitleJ.Appl.Entomol.
dc.journal.issueNumber3
dc.journal.titleJournal of Applied Entomology
dc.journal.volumeNumber139
dc.page.final167
dc.page.initial161
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccess
dc.source.typeImpreso


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