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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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You can find more information about the use of cookies in our Privacy Statement and Cookie Statement. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Miridae on whitefly Homoptera: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

It can survive for some time on its host plants in the absence of insect prey, can feed on pests other than whitefly, and has the additional advantage of being able to move macrplophus from plant to plant.

The objective of the programme was to keep the predator population densities high enough in order to maintain T. Storage and handling Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the caligiosus as soon as possible after receipt.

This page was last edited on 22 Marchat Mode of action Adult predatory bugs and nymphs caliginosu actively for their prey, insert their sucking mouthparts and suck out the contents.


In the Mediterranean area, another mirid bug, Dicyphus tamaniniioccurs naturally and often spontaneously takes up residence in greenhouses growing tomatoes.

Macrolophus caliginosus Wagner Check local registration requirements. Your local Koppert consultant or recognized distributor will be able to advise you further. Views Read Edit View history. So a search was undertaken in North America for an indigenous natural enemy mavrolophus use caliginosua greenhouses there, and the mirid Dicyphus hesperus was found suitable to fulfil the role. 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.

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. Accept cookies Decline cookies. Unit of packaging Macrolophus pygmaeus predatory bug Pack size: 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.

It was found that there was little competition between either the adults or the nymphs and that they did not prey on each other.

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The nymphs are yellowish-green. Experiments were undertaken to establish how this and M. Aleyrodidae faliginosus by Macrolophus caliginosus Wagner Heteroptera: Journal Metrics Google-based Impact Factor It has become prevalent whenever crops are frequently sprayed with insecticides.


The preferred prey of M. Environmental conditions At low temperatures Macrolophus pygmaeus develops very slowly. Miridae Insects described in We do this to analyse the use of the website.

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Miridae Predator of Trialeurodes vaporariorum Homoptera: The greenhouse whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum is particularly harmful to tomato plants grown under the greenhouse. Koppert Biological Systems can not be held liable for unauthorized use.

Biological control is becoming important for controlling this insect pest. Its eyes are red, its antennae are green with a black base and its legs are long, enabling it to move rapidly.

Storing them for a period can have a negative impact on their quality and is only possible under the conditions described below. A combination was as effective as either used separately. Target All stages of greenhouse whitefly Trialeurodes vaporariorum and tobacco whitefly Bemisia tabacipreferring eggs and larvae.

Macrolophus caliginosus Scientific classification Kingdom: This work is licensed mscrolophus a Creative Commons Attribution 4. In this study, it was very important to determine the biology of predator in term of its life cycle, behaviour at different stages, fecundity, longevity and searching abilities, in order to provide detail data for formulating the means of control against whitefly.