Phytoseiidae predating thrips
DOI: 10.4039/Ent90275-5 [Cross Ref] Athias-Henriot C. Phytoseiidae et Aceoseiidae (Acarina, Gamasina) d’Algérie.
Life cycle: Phytoseiids, fast-moving, proactive predators, live on plants and in the upper soil layers.
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Under winter and early spring greenhouse growing conditions, suppression of thrips by predatory mites can vary considerably on a species basis.
For certain mite species, shorter photoperiods, cooler temperatures, and lower vapor pressures translate to reductions in predation, oviposition, and survival.
The biology of the predaceous mite Typhlodromus fallacis (Garman) (Phytoseiidae) at 78°F.