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Feeding and Reproduction of the Grain Mite and the Mushroom Mite on Some Species of Penicillium

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Two stored-product mites were exposed, at 21±1 °C and 75±2% relative humidity, to 10 species of Penicillium cultured on potato-dextrose-agar slants. P. cyclopium Westling was the most favorable and P. implicatum Biourge the least favorable diet for feeding and reproduction of both mites. Generally, both species of mites bred successfully on those fungal cultures on which they fed well. The mushroom mite, Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Schrank) was the more efficient fungivore; the numbers of times the grain mite, Acarus siro L., and T. putrescentiae increased in 1 month on each species on Penicillium were: P. canescens Sopp – 13, 117; P. chrysogenum Thom – 7, 219; P. herquei Bainier & Sartory – 15, 244; P. frequentans Westling – 4, 115; P. lilacinum Thom – 0, 55; P. cyclopium – 33, 517; P. spinulosum Thom – 5, 151; P. thomii Maire – 11, 156; P. implicatum – 0, 0.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 16, 1968

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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