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Title A new host and distribution record for the black coccinellid, Stethorus aptus Kapur (Coccinellidae: Coleoptera).

Authors Mahendiran Govindasamy; Sheikh Khursheed

Author Affiliation ICAR-Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, K.D. Farm, Old Air Field, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190 007, India.

Author Email mahi.weevils@gmail.com

Journal Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2018 Vol 28 No. 53 pp. (27 June 2018)

ISSN 1110-1768


Abstract

The black Coccinellid species Stethorus aptus Kapur was identified as a predator on the European red mite, Panonychus ulmi (Koch.) for the first time. The S. aptus was also reported for the first time in India. Adults of this coccinellid species were black colored and oval or slightly ovate in shape, and its body covered with numerous white setae. The grubs and adults were found actively feeding on P. ulmi in apple and almond orchards in Kashmir region of India.
Publication type
Journal article

Publisher
SpringerOpen

Year of publication
2018

Location of publication
London

Country of publication
UK

Language of publication
English

Language of summary
English

Geographical location
India
Jammu and Kashmir


Record number
20183342893

Organism descriptor
arthropods
insects
Malus
Malus domestica
Panonychus ulmi
Prunus dulcis
Stethorus


Descriptor
almonds
apples
arthropod pests
geographical distribution
morphology
natural enemies
new geographic records
orchards
pests
plant pests
predators
predatory insects


Identifier
Kashmir
pest arthropods
predaceous insects
predacious insects
Stethorus aptus


Broad Term
Commonwealth of Nations
Developing Countries
South Asia
Asia
India
Malus
Rosaceae
Rosales
eudicots
angiosperms
Spermatophyta
plants
eukaryotes
Panonychus
Tetranychidae
Prostigmata
mites
Acari
Arachnida
arthropods
invertebrates
animals
Prunus
Coccinellidae
Coleoptera
insects
Hexapoda