Compatibility of reduced-risk insecticides with the non-target predatory mite Iphiseius degenerans (Acari: Phytoseiidae)

Doker İ. , Pappas M. L. , Samaras K., Triantafyllou A., KAZAK C. , Broufas G. D.

PEST MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, vol.71, no.9, pp.1267-1273, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ps.3921
  • Title of Journal : PEST MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1267-1273


BACKGROUNDIphiseius degenerans (Berlese) (Acari: Phytoseiidae) is a common predatory mite in citrus orchards in some areas of the Mediterranean basin and an important biological control agent of the thrips Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programmes in greenhouse crops. In this study, we evaluated the effects of the reduced-risk' insecticides acetamiprid, chlorantraniliprole, flubendiamide, metaflumizone, methoxyfenozide, spinetoram and thiamethoxam on I. degenerans, as a means of testing their compatibility in IPM programmes.