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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Macrolophus caliginosus

It is mainly used as a biological control auxiliary against T. 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 freely from plant to plant.

An adult can consume upward of thirty whitefly eggs each day. Its eyes are red, its antennae are green with a black base and its legs are long, enabling it to move rapidly. Visual effect If whitefly eggs, larvae or pupae are eaten by a predatory bug, only the skin remains usually in its original form with a tiny hole where the mouthpart of the predatory bug have been inserted. Environmental conditions At low temperatures Macrolophus pygmaeus develops very slowly. However, regulatory authorities are reluctant to issue import permits for non-native generalist predators because of the possibility of them escaping into the wider environment with unintended consequences.


Macrolophus caliginosus is a species of true bug in the family Miridae. The study implies that M.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4. The preferred prey of M. The greenhouse whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum is particularly harmful to tomato plants grown under the greenhouse. Accept cookies Decline cookies.

It is omnivorous and both preys on insects and feeds on plant tissues. Miridae is a highly polyphagous predatory bug, which has proven to be effective in controlling many insect pests of greenhouse vegetables eggplant, tomato, and cucumber especially whiteflies, aphids, and caligniosus.

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Miridae Insects described in This page was last edited on 22 Marchat Google-based Impact Factor Unit of packaging Macrolophus pygmaeus predatory bug Pack size: Storage and handling Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and caliginoaus need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt.


Aleyrodidae predation by Macdolophus caliginosus Wagner Heteroptera: 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.

They and the adults are inconspicuous as they keep to the underside of leaves. You want to visit the caligihosus website? You want to visit the website of Koppert USA, click here. Contact Liam Bai Editorial Assistant ijb ccsenet.

macrllophus Miridae on Bemisia tabaci and Trialeurodes vaporariorum Homoptera: The nymphs are yellowish-green. We do this to analyse the use of the website. Experiments were undertaken to establish how this and M.

The introduction rates of this product should be adjusted to the mode of action of the product and the results that can be expected in the crop where the product is applied.

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