DEVELOPMENT PERIODS OF IMMATURE STAGES OF RHYZOBIUS LOPHANTHAE BLAISDELL (COLEOPTERA: COCCINELLIDAE) AT DIFFERENT TEMPERATURES


Kayahan A. , Karaca I.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.29, pp.8186-8192, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Title of Journal : FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.8186-8192

Abstract

Rhyzobius lophanthae Blaisdell (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is one of the most important predators of scale insects pests. In this study, development periods of immature stages of R. lophanthae onA.spidiotus nerii Bouche (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) at different constant temperatures (14, 16. 18. 20. 22. 24, 26, 28, 30. 32, 34 and 36 degrees C), 60% relative humidity and 16:8 hour photoperiod. were investigated. The parameters of the predator under different temperatures were calculated with RmStat-3.