Golpayegani A.Z., Saboori A., Nowzari J. and Kamali K.
2004 - Volume: 44 Issue: 1-2 pages: 69-71
Date accepted: 2003-09, Date published: 2004-06-30
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Keywords: Acari, Tetranychidae, Amphitetranychus viennensis, biology, Iran
The biology of Amphitetranychus viennensis was studied on black cherry (Prunus serotina) trees in an orchard in Baraghan in 2002,and also under laboratory conditions at 23 deg. C, 75% relative humidity, and a 16L:8D. Females of the mite began their activities near the end of May and produced 3 generations per year. In the laboratory, the mean time for development from egg to egg was 16.18 and 11.93 days for females and males, respectively. The average pre-oviposition, oviposition and post-oviposition periods were 2.25, 4.91 and 1.12 days, respectively.