BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WHITEFLY BY SPECIES OF LADYBUG Delphastus spp.

Greissi Tente Giraldi, Julio César Guerreiro, Cawana Parrow Augusto, Thainara Ferreira Alves Pessoa, Luiz Gustavo dos Santos, Paulo Henrique Martins das Silva, Diogo Ferrari, Keli de Souza da Silva

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Whitefly complex is one of the most severe pests affecting different crops of significant agricultural interest. It causes critical damage to plants, and hence considerably affect crop productivity and the related commercials. This insect has been managed using insecticides; however, there have been reports of resistance of this insecticide to various active ingredients, making it difficult to reduce this pest’s population. Hence, other ways of handling this insect population have been investigated, including through biological control. Several past studies have reported the existence of natural enemies of the whitefly, including coccinellids such as those belonging to the genus Delphastus have gained much attention. These coccinellids are predators and hence perform the important role of controlling pest population. Moreover, the whitefly is a staple food in certain diets.

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Coccinellids; Aleyrodidae; Rational Pest Management

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21575/25254782rmetg2020vol5n71122

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Direitos autorais 2020 GREISSI TENTE GIRALDI, JULIO CÉSAR GUERREIRO, CAWANA PARROW AUGUSTO, THAINARA FERREIRA ALVES PESSOA, LUIZ GUSTAVO DOS SANTOS, PAULO HENRIQUE MARTINS DA SILVA, DIOGO FERRARI, KELI DE SOUZA DA SILVA

Revista Mundi Engenharia, Tecnologia e Gestão ISSN 2525-4782

Qualis: B4 - Interdisciplinar, B5 - Geografia, B5 - Administração Pública e de Empresas, Ciências Contábeis e Turismo, B5 - Comunicação e Informação, B5 - Engenharias III