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Systematic & Applied Acarology (2002) 7, 49-56
Responses to stimuli fromSchizotetranychus nanjingensis on bamboo leaves by two predatory mite species (Acari: Tetranychidae, Phytoseiidae)
YANXUAN ZHANG 1 , JIE JI 1 , ZHI-QIANG ZHANG 2 & JIANZHEN LIN 1
1 Institute of Plant Protection, Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Fuzhou 350013, China; E-mail:
2 Landcare Research, Private Bag 92170, Auckland, New Zealand
Arrestment responses to stimuli from Schizotetranychus nanjingensis on bamboo leaves by the predatory mites
Typhlodromus bambusae and Amblyseius cucumeris were examined in the laboratory using two-choice tests.
Both predator species responded to spider mite females and web-nests, but not to their feces. Furthermore, T.
bambusae responded more strongly to intact web-nests than to empty web-nests, whereas A. cucumeris
responded more strongly to empty web-nests.
Key words: Acari, predator-prey interaction, searching behaviour, stimuli, arrestment
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