Morphological Characteristics and Behavior of Oligota kashmirica benefica (Coleoptera: Sthphylinidae)

민깨알반날개(Oligota kashmirica benefica)의 형태적 특징 및 행동습성

  • Choi Duck-Soo (Crop Research Division, Jeonnam ARES) ;
  • Kim Kyu-Chin (Department of Agrobiology, Chonnam National University)
  • 최덕수 (전남농업기술원 작물연구과) ;
  • 김규진 (전남대학교 농업생명과학대학 농생물학과)
  • Published : 2005.06.01

Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate the morphological characteristics, overwintering sites and behavior for each stage of Oligota kashmirica benefica (Coleoptera: Sthphylinidae). Egg was oval type, yellow, 0.3 mm size. Larva exuviated 3 times and the last (3rd) instar, length 1.6 mm, wide 0.4 mm, became dermata pupa in soil. Adult was lightish dark-brown, and coriaceous forewing covered a half of abdomen. O. kashmirica benefca mainly overwinters with adult at Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) windbreaks of orchards, but it did not diapause in greenhouse during winter.

References

  1. Choi, D.S., K.C. Kim and J.D. Park. 2002. Effects of temperature on development of Oligota kashmirica benefica (Coleoptera: Sthyphylinidae) and its seasonal fluctuation in yuzu orchards. Korean J. Appl. Entomol. 41: 199-204
  2. Shimoda, T., N. Shinkaji and H. Amano. 1994. Oviposition behavior of Oligota kashmirica beneficae Naomi (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) I. Adaptive significance of egg-covering behavior by adult females. Jpn. J. Appl. Ent. Zool. 38: 1-6 https://doi.org/10.1303/jjaez.38.1
  3. Choi, D.S. and K.C. Kim. 2003. Predatory preference and predation amount of Oligota kashmirica benefica (Coleoptera: Sthyphylinidae) about spider mites. Korean J. Appl. Entomol. 42: 197-201
  4. Choi, D.S. 2002, Biology and utilization of Oligota kashmirica benefica Naomi (Coleoptera: Sthyphylinidae), a predator of the citrus red mite. ph. D. Dissertation. Chonnam National University: 36-47
  5. Shimoda, T. and W. Ashihara. 1996. Seasonal population trends of spider mites and their insect predator, Oligota kashmirica beneficae Naomi (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), in Satsuma mandarin groves and in Japanese cedar windbreaks around the orchards. Proc. Assoc. PI. Prot. Kyushu 42: 133 -137
  6. Catling, H.D., S.C. Lee, D.K. Moon and H.S. Kim. 1977. Towards the integrated control of Korean citrus pests. Entomophaga. 22: 335-343 https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02373257
  7. Kim, K.C. and D.S. Choi. 2000. Natural enemies of citrus red mite, Panonychus citri McGregor, and seasonal occurrence of major predators on yuzu tree (Citrus junos). Korean J. Appl. Entomol. 39: 13 -19
  8. Shimoda, T., N. Shinkaji and H. Amano. 1993. Simple method for discriminating two common species of Oligota beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), natural enemies of spider mites, and their relative abundance on various plants in Japan. Jpn. J. Appl. Ent. Zool. 37: 17-19 https://doi.org/10.1303/jjaez.37.17