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Effectiveness of Neomolgus capillatus (Kramer) (Acarina: Bdellidae) as a predator of Sminthurus viridis (L.) (Collembola: Sminthuridae) in north western Tasmania

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Ireson, J and Webb, WR, Effectiveness of Neomolgus capillatus (Kramer) (Acarina: Bdellidae) as a predator of Sminthurus viridis (L.) (Collembola: Sminthuridae) in north western Tasmania, Journal of the Australian Entomological Society, 34, (3) pp. 237-240. ISSN 0004-9050 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1440-6055.1995.tb01330.x

Abstract

Autumn populations of lucerne flea, Sminthurus viridis, have been reduced by about 95% to non‐damaging levels in north‐west Tasmania by the addition of the introduced predator the spiny snout mite, Neomolgus capillatus, to the established predator complex. Low activity of N. capillatus in early spring reduced its ability to control S. viridis later in spring. the possible use of an additional predator, a whirligig mite, Anystis wallacei Otto, that could improve control of spring populations is discussed. Copyright © 1995, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Crop and pasture production
Research Field:Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
UTAS Author:Ireson, J (Dr John Ireson)
ID Code:43927
Year Published:1995
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2007-03-29
Last Modified:2011-11-17
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