Revista de Biología Tropical
versão ISSN 0034-7744
SEPULVEDA, Francisco e CARRILLO, Roberto. Functional response of the predatory mite Chileseius camposi (Acarina: Phytoseiidae) on densities of it prey, Panonychus ulmi (Acarina: Tetranychidae). Rev. biol. trop [online]. 2008, vol.56, n.3, pp. 1255-1260. ISSN 0034-7744.
The functional response of the phytoseiid predator Chileseius camposi González y Schuster, 1962 (Acarina:Phytoseiidae) on densities of its prey Panonychus ulmi (Koch, 1836) was evaluated under controlled temperature (20 ± 2 ºC),, relative humidity (75 ± 15%) and photoperiod (16:8h L:D). A functional type II response was displayed (Hollings disk). Holling, Wolf transformation and Rogers models gave similar values for estimating parameters of the Hollings disk equation; however, estimates produced by the Livdahl and Stiven model were higher. Values of attack rate and handling time can be considered within the normal range for phytoseiid generalists. Rev. Biol. Trop. 56 (3): 1255-1260. Epub 2008 September 30.
Palavras-chave : Chilesius camposi; Panonychus ulmi; predation; functional response; Phytoseiidae; Chilesius camposi.