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Reproduction and Parasitization Capacity of an Insect Parasitic Mite, Pyemotes moseri Yu et Liang (Acarina: Pyemotidae) New to Korea
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Reproduction and Parasitization Capacity of an Insect Parasitic Mite, Pyemotes moseri Yu et Liang (Acarina: Pyemotidae) New to Korea
Kim, Se-Jin; Lee, Jong Ho; Yang, Chang Yeol; Kang, Taek-Jun; Cho, Myoung Rae; Hong, Ki-Jeong;
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An insect parasitic mite was found on a larva from Japanese apricot seed. The mite was identified as Pyemotes moseri Yu et Liang (Acarina: Pyemotidae) new to Korea. The host larva was identified as Eurytoma maslovskii using mitochondrial DNA sequencing analysis. We conducted preliminary study on its reproduction and parasitization capacity in laboratory condition. A mated female mite reared on Eurytoma maslovskii larva. We counted and sexed newborn progenies and then eliminated them during periodical observations. To test parasitization capacity, a PCR tube containing mass reared P. moseri and Japanese apricot seeds (assumed bear larva of E. maslovskii) placed in a stainless bath filled with potting soil. One month later, we surveyed the seeds whether the E. maslovskii larva parasitized by mite or not. We repeated this experiment three times with five replications each. Average life span (days from parasitization to the end of reproduction) of gravid females was 24.4 days (n=8). A gravid female reproduced 104.0 female progenies (n=8). Although there were more than seven Japanese apricot seeds per bath containing larva or pupa, we found parasitization only in two seeds.
 Keywords
Nnatural enemy;Eurytoma maslovskii;Japanese apricot;Pyemotes moseri;ovoviviparity;
 Language
Korean
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