Potencial de los ácaros fitoseidos (Parasitiformes: phytoseiidae)para el control biológico de plagas
Vargas S., C.
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Predatory mites can provide an alternative as biological control agents of phytophagus mites and other pests.They are being used efficiently in almost (Prunus amygdalus), citrus and other crops. Two breeding systems of Galendromus (= Metaseiulus) occidentalis (Nesbit), are described are developed at the University of California, Berkeley. Mangement and breeding programs of Phytoseiulus persimilis Athias-Henriot are being carried out in Costa Rica to control red mites (Tetranychius urticae Koch). Information on the biology, morphology and ecology of the family Phytoseiidae and a list of species reported for Central America, is presented in this report.