Effect of the Ectoparasitic Mite Coccipolipus epilachnae (Acari: Podapolipidae) on Feeding, Fecundity, and Longevity of Soybean-fed Adult Mexican Bean Beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) at Different Temperatures

Authors: Hochmuth, Robert Conway; Hellman, John L.; Dively, Galen; Schroder, Robert F. W.

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 80, Number 3, June 1987 , pp. 612-616(5)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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Effect of the ectoparasitic mite, Coccipolipus epilachnae Smiley, on feeding, fecundity, and longevity of adult Mexican bean beetle (MBB), Epilachna varivestis Mulsant, was determined in the laboratory. Field-collected, overwintered adult MBB were tested at 17, 22, 27, and 32°C. Laboratory-reared adult MBB were tested at 22°C. All MBB populations were tested with soybeans, Glycine max (L.) Merrill, as the host plant. Mite infestations had no significant effect on total leaf area consumption, total number of eggs deposited, or longevity of adult MBB.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1987

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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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