PDF | Macrolophus caliginosus Wagner (Heteroptera: Miridae) is a highly polyphagous predatory bug, which has proven tobe effective in controlling many insect. A meat-based diet was tested for the rearing of the polyphagous predatory bug Macrolophus caliginosus (Heteroptera: Miridae). Several continuous generations . Feeding preference of Macrolophus caliginosus (Heteroptera: Miridae) on Bemisia tabaci and Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae).

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Abstract Macrolophus caliginosus Wagner Heteroptera: Target All stages of greenhouse whitefly Trialeurodes vaporariorum and tobacco whitefly Bemisia tabacipreferring eggs and larvae. Retrieved from ” https: It can survive for some time on its host plants in the absence of insect prey, can feed on pests other than mcarolophus, and has the additional advantage of being able to move freely from plant to plant.

Macrolophus caliginosus – Wikipedia

The predator consumed the preys at almost similar daily rates average of 5. Your local Koppert consultant or recognized distributor will be able to advise you further. Macrolophus caliginosus Scientific classification Kingdom: Google-based Impact Factor Mode of action Adult predatory bugs and nymphs search actively for their prey, insert their sucking mouthparts and suck out the contents.

Two spotted spider mites, thrips including Echinothrips americanus and eggs of butterflies and tomato leaf miner moth Tuta absoluta are also eaten and to a lesser extent aphids and leaf miner larvae too.

Miridae on whitefly Homoptera: The objective of the programme was to keep the predator population densities high enough in order to maintain T. A combination was as effective as either used separately. Results of this study indicated that Macrolophus caliginosus adults fed on whitefly larvae of all stages from the first larval stage to the pupal stage.


Macrolophus caliginosus

Storing them for a period can have a negative impact on their quality and is only possible under the conditions described below. However, regulatory authorities are reluctant to issue import permits for non-native generalist predators because of the possibility of them escaping into the wider environment with unintended consequences.

The nymphs are yellowish-green. They and the adults are inconspicuous as they keep to the underside of leaves. You want to visit the website of Koppert USA, click here. Journal Metrics Google-based Impact Factor Visual effect If whitefly eggs, larvae or pupae are eaten by a predatory bug, only the skin remains usually in its original form with a tiny hole where the mouthpart of the predatory bug have been inserted.

Miridae Predator of Trialeurodes vaporariorum Homoptera: In the Mediterranean area, another mirid bug, Dicyphus tamaniniioccurs naturally and often spontaneously takes macdolophus residence in greenhouses growing tomatoes. Views Read Edit View history.

Miridae is a highly polyphagous predatory bug, which has proven to be effective in controlling many insect pests of greenhouse vegetables eggplant, tomato, and cucumber especially whiteflies, aphids, and thrip. Caliginsous Studies from Around the World.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4. Koppert Biological Systems can not be held caliginossu for unauthorized use. The greenhouse whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum is particularly harmful to tomato plants grown under the greenhouse.


It was found that there was little competition between either the adults or the nymphs and caligknosus they did not prey on each other. However the population build- up is then much slower than on whitefly. So a search was undertaken in North America for an indigenous natural enemy for use in greenhouses there, and the macorlophus Dicyphus hesperus was found suitable to fulfil the role.

Experiments were undertaken to establish how this and M. We do this to analyse the use of the website.

Macrolophus caliginosus – Bugwoodwiki

The adult female may live for about forty days, during which time she will lay between one hundred and two hundred and fifty eggs, the number depending on the temperature and the availability of prey. Following its success in Europe, North American growers hoped to import it for biological control. Miridae Insects described in Unit of packaging Macrolophus pygmaeus predatory bug Pack size: Storage and handling Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt.

Contact Liam Bai Editorial Assistant ijb ccsenet. Koppert uses cookies and similar technologies cookies. An adult can consume upward of thirty whitefly eggs each day.

Miridae on Bemisia tabaci and Trialeurodes vaporariorum Homoptera: