Voluntary Falling in Spider Mites in Response to Different Ecological Conditions at Landing Points

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Ohzora, Yousuke; Yano, Shuichi;
(2011)
  • Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
  • Journal: Journal of Insect Behavior,volume 24,issue 4,pages274-281 (issn: 0892-7553)
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  • Subject: Decision-making | downward vertical dispersal | landing point | Tetranychus urticae | voluntary falling

We examined voluntary-falling behaviour by adult females of the two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae) and one of its major predators Neoseiulus californicus McGregor (Acari: Phytoseiidae). Experiments were conducted using a setup in whi... View more
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