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Biosystematics of Phytoseiulus persimilus Athias-Henriot (Acarina: Phytoseiidae)

Kennett, C.E. and Caltagirone, L.E.

1968 - Volume: 10 Issue: 4 pages: 563-577


Acari Phytoseiulus persimilis biosystematics laboratory culture reproduction egg-laying longevity


The life history of P. persimilis was determined at a cyclical temperature range of 58.5 to 83° F. From the life history data a life table was constructed for P. persimilis. The intrinsic rate of increase was found to be 0.219 individuals per female per day and the population multiplied 44.4 times in a generation time of 17.32 days under the given conditions.

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