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Predatory Capability of Chilocorus kuwanae (Silvestri) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) for Saissetia coffeae (Walker) (Hemiptera: Coccidae)
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Predatory Capability of Chilocorus kuwanae (Silvestri) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) for Saissetia coffeae (Walker) (Hemiptera: Coccidae)
Jin, Hye Young; Ahn, Tai Hyeon; Lee, Bong Woo; Jun, Hye Jeong; Lee, Jun Seok; Park, Jong Kyun; Ham, Eun Hye;
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This study, examined Chilocorus kuwanae for biological control of Saissetia coffeae. We measured basic developmental characteristics of C. kuwanae and its capability to prey on the second-instar larvae of S. coffeae by indoor breeding under the following conditions: , humidity , and day length 16L : 8D. The average daily consumption of the second-instar larvae of S. coffeae by C. kuwanae adults was approximately 77.5 larvae/day, which was significantly 2.8 and 2.9 times higher than consumption by Chrysoperla carnea and Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, respectively. During the nymphal period, C. kuwanae consumed a total of 659.0 second-instar larvae of S. coffeae. The interaction between C. kuwanae and the second-instar larvae of S. coffeae varied according to their densities, with the increase in C. kuwanae consumption rate noted to decelerate and gradually level off at the maximum, rsembling Holling`s Type II functional response. Duration of egg to adult development varied from 21.1 days to nearly 27.9 days at temperatures of . Hatchability, pupation rate, and adult emergence were greater than 72.3%, 77.8% and 83.3%, respectively.
Saissetia coffeae;Chilocorus kuwanae;Mealy bug;Natural enemy;Biological control;
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