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dc.contributor.authorGómez-Martínez, María A.
dc.contributor.authorAguilar-Fenollosa, Ernestina
dc.contributor.authorJaques, Josep A.
dc.contributor.authorPina, Tatiana
dc.identifier.citationGomez-Martínez, M.A.; Aguilar-Fenollosa, E.; Jaques, J. A.; Pina, T. (2018). Ecobiology of anaphothrips obscurus, a new dweller of citrus orchards brought in by more sustainable pest management practices. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 20(1),
dc.description.abstract1 The abundance and frequency of Anaphothrips obscurus (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) increased in a cover of Festuca arundinacea (Poaceae) when this plant was used to improve the biological control of the clementine key pest Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae). 2 To unveil the ecological role of A. obscurus in this system, we re-explored field data and performed laboratory studies aiming to determine its demographic parameters and feeding habits, as well as its role as a prey of predatory mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae) occurring in the Spanish citrus agreoecosystem. 3 Field studies indicate that T. urticae populations decreased, whereas those of A. obscurus and phytoseiids, as a whole, increased. 4 Reproductive and demographic parameters of macropterous and brachypterous morphs of A. obscurus were different and confirmed the host status of F. arundinacea. 5 Anaphothrips obscurus could compete with T. urticae as a result of its higher intrinsic rate of increase in F. arundinacea. However, A. obscurus zoophagy on T. urticae eggs and the host status of citrus can be discarded. 6 Anaphothrips obscurus can be a prey for Euseius stipulatus, Neoseiulus barkeri and Neoseiulus californicus (three phytoseiids preying on T. urticae), suggesting that apparent competition between A. obscurus and T. urticae could occur in citrus
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dc.titleEcobiology of Anaphothrips obscurus, a new dweller of citrus orchards brought in by more sustainable pest management practiceses
dc.authorAddressInstituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA), Carretera CV-315, Km. 10’7, 46113 Moncada (Valencia), Españaes
dc.entidadIVIACentro de Protección Vegetal y Biotecnologíaes
dc.journal.titleAgricultural and Forest Entomologyes

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