Subscribe Now Subscribe Today
Science Alert
 
FOLLOW US:     Facebook     Twitter
Blue
   
Curve Top
Journal of Entomology
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 210-217
DOI: 10.3923/je.2014.210.217
Survey and Biological Studies on Mite Species and Scale Insects Inhabiting Mango Trees at Sharkia Governorate, Egypt
Omar Mohamed Omar Mohamed and Hassan Ahmed Nabil

Abstract:
Field studies were carried out on mite species and scale insects inhabiting mango trees at El-Khatara and Belbais districts, Sharkia Governorate, Egypt during the period extended from April 2010 to May 2012. Survey proved the occurrence of seventeen mite species belonging to four suborders, eleven families and twelve genera. These mites included five species of Phytoseiidae, three species of Tydeidae, one species belonging to each family of Tetranychidae, Tenuipalpidae, Tarsonemidae, Cunaxidae, Stigmaeidae, Raphignathidae, Eupalopsellidae, Hemisarcoptidae and Haplozetidae. Two species of scale insects, Aulacaspis tubercularis (Newstead) and Kilifia acuminata (Signoret) were recorded. Phytoseiid, Amblyseius swirskii Athias-Henriot, the stigmaeid Agistemus exsertus Gonzalez and the tydeid Tydeus kochi Oudemans were more abundant and inhabiting a wide range of host plants. Also, the eupalopsellid and hemisarcoptid mites were mainly founded associated with scale insects. The cunaxid mite, Cunaxa capreolus Berlese was usually found inhabiting mango trees in moderate numbers. Biological studies were carried out in plant protection research institute to determine the developmental duration of the cunaxid mite, Cunaxa capreolus Berlese when fed on different preys Eutetranychus orientalis, Tydeus kochi and Aulacaspis tubercularis at 30±2°C and 70±5% R.H. The predacious mite, C. capreolus was successfully developed from egg to adult stage during the experiment when fed on different preys.
 [Fulltext PDF]   [Fulltext HTML]   [XML: Abstract + References]   [References]   [View Citation]  [Report Citation]
How to cite this article:

Omar Mohamed Omar Mohamed and Hassan Ahmed Nabil, 2014. Survey and Biological Studies on Mite Species and Scale Insects Inhabiting Mango Trees at Sharkia Governorate, Egypt. Journal of Entomology, 11: 210-217.

DOI: 10.3923/je.2014.210.217

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=je.2014.210.217

 
COMMENT ON THIS PAPER
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Curve Bottom