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- Tena, A., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Biological control 2018 v.127 pp. 64-69
- Citrus; Hypoaspis; Planococcus citri; biological control; biological control agents; diet; eggs; fecundity; females; instars; nymphs; pests; predation; predatory mites; soil
- ... Soil-dwelling predatory mites are important biocontrol agents of several pests. Despite their wide prey range, they have never been evaluated as predators of mealybugs that inhabit the soil. Here, we tested the potential of the soil mite Gaeolaelaps (Hypoaspis) aculeifer (Canestrini) (Acari: Laelapidae) as a predator of the invasive citrus mealybug Delottococcus aberiae (De Lotto) (Hemiptera: Pseu ...