TITLE

Toxomerus duplicatus Wiedemann, 1830 (Diptera: Syrphidae) preying on Microtheca spp. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) larvae

AUTHOR(S)
Sturza, V. S.; Dequech, S. T. B.; Toebe, M.; Silveira, T. R.; Cargnelutti Filho; Bolzan, A.
PUB. DATE
August 2014
SOURCE
Brazilian Journal of Biology;Aug2014, Vol. 74 Issue 3, p656
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Microtheca spp. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) are insect pests primarily related to Brassicaceae crops. In the State of Rio Grande do Sul (RS), southern Brazil, they are found on forage turnip, Raphanus sativus L. var. oleiferus Metzg., which is commonly grown during fall/winter seasons. This work reports the predation of Microtheca spp. larvae by Toxomerus duplicatus Wiedemann, 1830 (Diptera: Syrphidae) larvae, on forage turnip crop, in Santa Maria, RS. This register provides new information about Microtheca spp. natural enemies in Brazil, which might be a new option for integrate pest management of these species.
ACCESSION #
98845311

 

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