Spider mites of japan: Their biology and control

Citation
A. Takafuji et al., Spider mites of japan: Their biology and control, EXP APPL AC, 24(5-6), 2000, pp. 319-335
Citations number
42
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Entomology/Pest Control
Journal title
EXPERIMENTAL AND APPLIED ACAROLOGY
ISSN journal
0168-8162 → ACNP
Volume
24
Issue
5-6
Year of publication
2000
Pages
319 - 335
Database
ISI
SICI code
0168-8162(2000)24:5-6<319:SMOJTB>2.0.ZU;2-B
Abstract
Spider mite biology and control in Japan were reviewed. Seventy-eight spide r mite species of 16 genera (Family Tetranychidae) have been recorded in Ja pan. Several of the species recently described were separated from a specie s complex comprising strains with different ecological performance such as host range. These separations were first supported by crossing experiments and then confirmed by molecular genetic studies. Spider mite control in Jap an is still dependent on heavy acaricide spraying in order to attain produc ts of extremely high quality. The commercial use of natural enemies in spid er mite management has just started.