Understanding trophic interactions of Orius spp. (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) in lettuce crops by molecular methods


Gomez-Polo P. G. , Alomar O., Castane C., Aznar-Fernandez T., Lundgren J. G. , Pinol J., ...More

PEST MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, vol.72, no.2, pp.272-279, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ps.3989
  • Title of Journal : PEST MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.272-279

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The aphid Nasonovia ribisnigri (Mosley) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and the thrips Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) are common pests in Mediterranean lettuce crops, where Orius spp. are common generalist predators. Predation by Orius spp. was studied in a lettuce plot by conventional polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and real-time PCR analyses using specific primers of both main pests. Also, high-throughput sequencing was used to have a wider approach of the diet of these predators in natural field conditions.