Mass Rearing of Phytoseiid Mite, Amblyseius longispinosus (Evans) on Cotton Red Spider Mite, Tetranychus macfarlanei Baker and Pritchard
Mass rearing of different phytoseiid mites had been attempted using tetranychid mites (McMurthy and Scriven, 1965; Hoy et al., 1982; Karuppachamy et al., 1988; Anil, 1990). However, the mass rearing of Amblyseius longispinosus (Evans) on Tetranychus macfarlanei Baker and Pritchard has not been adequately studied and also the method employed earlier were a bit complicated, time consuming and difficult to commercialise. Therefore keeping these points in view, an experiment was conducted under laboratory condition.
Amblyseius longispinosus, Tetranychus macfarlanei, Mass Rearing.
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