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The effectiveness of Bdellodes lapidaria (Kramer (Acari: Bdellidae) as a predator of Sminthurus viridis (L.) (Collembola: Sminthuridae) in north-west Tasmania

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Ireson, J, The effectiveness of Bdellodes lapidaria (Kramer (Acari: Bdellidae) as a predator of Sminthurus viridis (L.) (Collembola: Sminthuridae) in north-west Tasmania, Journal of the Australian Entomological Society, 23, (3) pp. 185-191. ISSN 0004-9050 (1982) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1440-6055.1984.tb01943.x

Abstract

Population studies at 3 sites in north west Tasmania failed to indicate any significant predator‐prey relationship between the predatory pasture snout mite, Bdellodes lapidaria and the lucerne flea Sminthurus viridis or other surface‐active Collembola. These findings are at variance with results obtained from previous work in Western Australia and South Africa. The effect of climatic factors and an abundance of alternative prey species on the performance of B. lapidaria is discussed. Copyright © 1984, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Crop and Pasture Production
Research Field:Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Land and Water Management
Objective Field:Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management
Author:Ireson, J (Dr John Ireson)
ID Code:43873
Year Published:1982
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2007-03-29
Last Modified:2011-11-17
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