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- Janssen, A., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Experimental & applied acarology 2018 v.74 no.3 pp. 239-247
- Phytoseiulus persimilis; acarology; adults; cannibalism; females; larvae; males; predatory mites; rearing
- ... Many phytoseiid species, including Phytoseiulus persimilis, are known to engage in cannibalism when food is scarce and when there is no possibility to disperse. In nature adult females of P. persimilis are known to disperse when prey is locally depleted. Males, in contrast, are expected to stay and wait for potential mates to mature. During this phase, males can obtain food by cannibalizing. There ...
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