Control of Mites in Laboratory Cultures of the Eye Gnat, Hippelates Collusor (Townsend)1
Author: MULLA, MIR S
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 51, Number 4, August 1958 , pp. 461-462(2)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Two mite species, one belonging to the genus Anoetus (Anoctidae) and the other to the family Pyemotidae, appeared in a laboratory colony of the eye gnat, Hippelates Collusor (Townsend). The hypopi or deutonymphs of the Anoetus species attached themselves to the emerging gnats and made the laboratory-reared guats worthless for breeding, biological, and toxicological studies. Similarly, the adults of the Pyemotid species, by parasitizing the gnats, rendered them unfit for experimental purposes. Several acaricides were tested for the purpose of controlling these mites without doing appreciable damage to the gnats. Tedion, at a dosage of 50 gm. of 0.1% dust per cage of the larval medium, was the only acaricide among those tested that gave the desired results.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1958-08-01
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