Incidence of Parasitic Mite, Bochartia Sp. On Zoophytophagous Mirid Bug, Nesidiocoris tenuis Reuter (Heteroptera: Miridae) at Tetra-trophic Level on Tomato in India


Affiliations

  • Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Division of Entomology and Nematology, Bengaluru, 560 089, India
  • Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Division of Entomology and Nematology, Bengaluru, 560 089

Abstract

Incidence of larvae of parasitic mite Bochartia sp. (Acarina: Erythraeidae) on zoophytophagous mirid bug, Nesidiocoris tenuis Reuter (Heteroptera: Miridae) is reported at fourth (tetra-) trophic level in the food chain comprising of tomato crop (first trophic level), insect pests viz., neonate larvae of Spodoptera litura and Helicoverpa armigera (second trophic level), predatory mirid bug, N. tenuis (third-trophic level).

Keywords

Nesidiocoris tenuis, Bochartia Sp., Tomato, Tetra-Trophic Level.

Subject Discipline

Agriculture Sciences

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