Feeding and Reproduction of the Grain and the Mushroom Mite on Wood-Inhabiting Hymenomycetes1
Authors: SINHA, R. N.; WHITNEY, R. D.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 62, Number 4, August 1969 , pp. 837-840(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:The nutritional adequacy of each of 39 species of wood-rotting Hymenomycetes cultured on potato-sucrose agar as food for the grain mite, Acarus siro L., and the mushroom mite, Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Shrank), was assessed. Polyporus adustus Wild. ex Fr., Poria monticule Murr., P. rixosa (Karts.) Karts ., Stereum chaillettii (Pers.) Fr., Flammura gummosa (Lasch.) Fr., and F. carbOllaria Fr. were the most favorable diets, and Fames SubroseusWeir and Poria subacida (Pk.) Sacc, the least favorable diets as determined by feeding, egg laying, and reproduction of both mite species. T. putrescentiae was a more efficient fungi ore than A. siro. The host range, decay type, and habitats of each fungal species and the possible ecological significance of the interaction between individual species of mites and fungi in forest ecosystems are discussed.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1969-08-01
- 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.
- Editorial Board
- Submit a Paper
- Subscribe to this Title
- Information for Advertisers
- Visit this journal's homepage
- ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites