REDIA-GIORNALE DI ZOOLOGIA, vol.99, pp.219-223, 2016 (SCI-Expanded)
Scale insects are the most damaging pests of citrus production in Turkey. Rhyzobius lophanthae Blaisdell (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), a polyphagous coccinellid, is one of the most important predators of these pests. In this study, the life tables of R. lophanthae on three different armored scale insects, Aonidiella aurantii (Maskell), Aspidiotus nerii Bouche, Chrysomphalus dictiyospermi (Morgan) (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), were produced. The study was conducted in a climate chamber under constant conditions of 26 degrees C, 60% relative humidity and 16-hour photoperiod.