Composição acarina em diferentes cultivares de pessegueiros [Prunus persica (L.)], em Presidente Prudente, Estado de São Paulo
Alternative titleMite diversity in peach cultivars [Prunus persica (L.)], in Presidente Prudente, State of São Paulo, Brazil
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This study aimed to investigate the occurrence of phytophagous and predator mites in peach cultivars in Presidente Prudente municipality, State of São Paulo, Brazil. The survey was conducted from December 2002 to February 2006. Leaf samples were collected fortnightly of 72 sheets of cultivars Talismã, Doçura 2, Dourado 2, Tropical, Aurora 1 and Aurora 2. It was recovered 2,594 mites, among 2,092 phytophagous, 403 predators and 99 of dietary habits few knowledge. It was collected 35 mite species belong to 16 families. Aculus fockeui occurred on a sporadic season, causing no visible damage to the plants. In the case of phytoseids, Euseius citrifolius was the most abundant predator species. No preference of mites was detected among the peach cultivars.