Biological Characteristics of Amblyseius bomersleyi Schica (Acarina:Phytoseiidae) as a Predator of Tetranychus kanzawai kishida(Acarina: Tetranychidae)

긴털이리응애(Amblyseius womersleyi Schica)의 생태적 특성

  • 김도의 (전남농촌진흥원 시험국) ;
  • 이승찬 (전남대학교 농과대학 농생물학과) ;
  • 김상수 (순천대학교 농과대학 농생물학과)
  • Published : 1996.03.01


These experiments were conducted to investigate the ecological characteristics of Amblyseius womersleyi Schica,which was biological agent in the integrated management of tea red spider mite, Tetranychus kanzawai Kishida.At four constant temperatures of 15, 20, 25, and 30$^{\circ}$C, the periods of A. womersleyi from egg to adult emergencewere 22.8, 9.6, 4.8, and 3.6 days, respectively. Developmental threshold and effectively cumulative degree-day from egg to adult emergence were 12.7"C and 61.4DD, respectively. Preoviposition periods of A.womersleyi were shorter than oviposition and postoviposition periods. The number of eggs laid per female was21.7, 28.1, 34.2, and 48.0 at the respective temperatures. The intrinsic rates of increase were estimated to be 0.064, 0.139, 0.349, and 0.402; the mean generation times were 36.0, 19.3, 8.6, and 7.7 days; the populationdoubling times were 10.8, 5.0, 2.0, and 1.7 days, respectively. A. womersleyi overwintered on green weeds, fallenleaves and in the soil surface as adult females. A. womersleyi gravid female consumed 3.0, 4.9, 15.7, and19.4 eggs of T. kanzawai per day at 15, 20, 25, and 30$^{\circ}$C, respectively. A. womersleyi protonymph consumed4.6 eggs, deutonymph 6.3 eggs, and female during oviposition consumed 19.4 eggs, and 6.8 eggs of T. kanzawaiduring postoviposition per day at 30$^{\circ}$C. at 30$^{\circ}$C.