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dc.contributor.authorUrbaneja‑Bernat, Pablo
dc.contributor.authorBru, Pablo
dc.contributor.authorGonzález‑Cabrera, Joel
dc.contributor.authorUrbaneja, Alberto
dc.contributor.authorTena, Alejandro
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-28T12:11:00Z
dc.date.available2019-05-28T12:11:00Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationUrbaneja-Bernat, P., Bru, P., González-Cabrera, J., Urbaneja, A., & Tena, A. (2019). Reduced phytophagy in sugar-provisioned mirids. Journal of Pest Science, 1-10.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11939/6251
dc.description.abstractZoophytophagous mirids (Hemiptera: Miridae) are one of the most studied and successful group of natural enemies used as biological control agents in horticultural crops. When prey is scarce, some species, such as Nesidiocoris tenuis (Reuter), may damage plant tissue by increasing feeding on vegetative and reproductive organs. Despite the importance of mirids, the provision of a sugar source as an alternative or complement to plant feeding has never been addressed to reduce mirid phytophagy. Here, we analyzed the nutritional status and phytophagy of N. tenuis in the presence of tomato plants with and without sugar dispensers. Our study demonstrated how nymphs and adults obtained carbohydrates when fed on tomato plants. Phytophagy was reduced more than twofold with the provision of sugar dispensers. Both nymphs and adults contained higher carbohydrate levels when they had access to plants with sugar dispensers than without. Nymphs, which are generally responsible for more serious plant damage, had a higher content of carbohydrates than adults independently of the diet provided. Our findings contribute not only to improve the use of zoophytophagous predators as biological control agents, but also to understand the nutritional ecology of the Miridae, a group with a very diverse diet.es
dc.language.isoenes
dc.publisherSpringeres
dc.subjectNesidiocoris tenuises
dc.subjectNutritional ecologyes
dc.titleReduced phytophagy in sugar‑provisioned miridses
dc.typearticlees
dc.authorAddressInstituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias, Carretera CV-315, Km. 10,7 - 46113 Moncada (Valencia)es
dc.entidadIVIACentro de Protección Vegetal y Biotecnologíaes
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10340-019-01105-9es
dc.identifier.urlhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10340-019-01105-9es
dc.journal.issueNumber1es
dc.journal.titleJournal of Pest Sciencees
dc.journal.volumeNumber92es
dc.page.final1148es
dc.page.initial1139es
dc.source.typeelectronicoes
dc.subject.agrisH10 Pests of plantses
dc.subject.agrovocBiological controles
dc.subject.agrovocTomatoeses
dc.subject.agrovocArtificial foodses
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