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Journal of Entomology
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 143-148
DOI: 10.3923/je.2006.143.148
The Competitive Relation Between Frankliniella occidentalis and Thrips tabaci: The impact on Life-cycle and Longevity
P.N. Deligeorgidis, C.G. Ipsilandis , M. Vaiopoulou , N.P. Deligeorgidis , D.G. Stavridis and G. Sidiropoulos

Abstract:
The duration of life-cycle (egg-adult) and the longevity of the female adults (in days) of two thrips species, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) and Thrips tabaci Lindeman (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on cucumber and tomato plants were studied, under controlled conditions. Research indicated that, life-cycle of the two thrips species did not differed significantly between cucumber and tomato plants, while longevity of female adults of F. occidentalis is longer in comparison to T. tabaci in both plants examined and both species lived longer on cucumber plants in comparison to tomato plants. In mixed colonies of the two species, there were found significant differences in longevity of female adults, indicating that Frankliniella occidentalis may reduced longevity of Thrips tabaci in a kind of a competitive behavior and this was related to the host-plant and initial thrips population.
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How to cite this article:

P.N. Deligeorgidis, C.G. Ipsilandis , M. Vaiopoulou , N.P. Deligeorgidis , D.G. Stavridis and G. Sidiropoulos , 2006. The Competitive Relation Between Frankliniella occidentalis and Thrips tabaci: The impact on Life-cycle and Longevity. Journal of Entomology, 3: 143-148.

DOI: 10.3923/je.2006.143.148

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=je.2006.143.148

 
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