Blattisocius tarsalis prey

The prey of predaceous mites were not included in the Stored-Product Insect Resource or Atlas of Stored-Product Insects and Mites books so the following references add Blattisocius tarsalis to the list of predators for two mite and more than 15 insect species infesting stored products. The list is modified from Haines 1981b. The prey species are included in the title of a paper or in parenthesis after the reference.

Athlas·Henrlot, C. 1959. Phytoseiidae et Aceosejidae (Acarina, Gamasina) d’Algerie. III. Contribution aux Aceosejinae. Bulletin de la Société d’Histoire Naturelle de l’Afrique du Nord. 50: 158-195. (Ectomyelois ceratoniae)

Chmielewski, W. 1971a. Wyniki badan morfologicznych, biologicznych i ekoiogicznycb nad roztoczkiem suszowym Carpoglyphus lactis (L.). Pro nauk. Inst. Ochr. Rosl.13 (1): 87-106.

Chmielewski, W. l971b Morfologia, biologia i ekologia Carpoglyphus lactis (L., 1758) (Giycyphagidae, Acarina). Pr. nauk. Inst. Ochr. Rosl. 13 (2): 63-166. ( Morphology, biology and ecology Carpoglyphus lactis (L., 1758) (Glycyphagidae, Acarina))

Darst, P. H. and King, E. W. 1969. Biology of Melichares tarsalis in association with Plodia interpunctella. Ann. Entom. Soc. Am. 62: 747-749.

Flanders, S. E. and Badgley, M. E. 1960. A host-parasite interaction conditioned by predation. Ecology 41: 363-365. (Ephestia kuehniella)

Flanders, S. E. and Badgley, M. E. 1963. Prey-predator interactions in self-balanced laboratory populations. Hilgardla 35: 145-183. (Ephestia kuehniella)

Graham, W. M. 1970a. Warehouse ecology studies of bagged maize in Kenya I. The distribution of adult Ephestia (Cadra) cautella (Walker) (Lepidoptera, Phycitidae). J. Stored Prod. Res. 6: 147-155.

Graham, W. M. l970b. Warehouse ecology studies of bagged maize in Kenya-II. Ecological observations of an infestation by Ephestia (Cadra) cautella (Walker) (Lepidoptera. Phycitidae). J. Stored Prod. Res. 6: 157-167.

Hagstrum, D. and J. Sharp. 1975. Population studies on Cadra cautella in a citrus pulp warehouse with particular reference to diapause. J. Econ. Entomol. 68:11-14.

Haines, C. P. 1974. Insects and arachnids from stored products: a report on specimens received by the Tropical Stored Products Centre 1972-1973. Rep. Trop. Prod. Inst. L 39. (Cadra cautella)

Haines, C. P. 1981a. Insects and arachnids from stored products: a report on specimens received by the Tropical Stored Produets Centre 1973-1977. Rep. Trop. Prod. Inst. L 54. (Cadra cautella, Ephestia figulilella)

Haines, C. P. 1981b. Laboratory studies on the role of an egg predator, Btattisocius tarsalis (Berlese) (Acan: Ascidae) , in relation to the natural control of Ephestia cautella (Walker) (Lepidoptera, Pyrahdae ) in warehouses. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 71: 555-574. (Tribolium castaneum)

Nielsen, P. S. 1998. Blattisocius tarsalis (Berlese), would this predatory mite be effective against moth eggs in Scandinavian flour mills? IOBC/wprs Bulletin 21: 83-87. (Ephestia kuehniella)

Nielsen, P. S. 1999a. The use of Blattisocius tarsalis (Berlese) (Acari: Ascidae) for biological control of flour mills, pp. 1265-1268. In Z. Jin et al.  (ed.), Proceedings of the 7th International Working Conference on Stored-Product Protection, 14-19 Oct, 1998, Beijing, P. R. China. (Ephestia kuehniella)

Nielsen, P. 1999b. The impact of temperature on activity and consumption rate of moth eggs by Blattisocius tarsalis (Acari : Ascidae). Experimental and Applied Acarology 23: 149-158. (Ephestia kuehniella)

Nielsen, P. 2001. Developmental time of Blattisocius tarsalis (Acari : Ascidae) at different temperatures. Experimental and Applied Acarology 25 605-608. (Ephestia kuehniella)

Nielsen, P. 2003. Predation by Blattisocius tarsalis (Berlese) (Acari : Ascidae) on eggs of Ephestia kuehniella Zeller (Lepidoptera : Pyralidae). J. Stored Prod. Res. 39: 395-400.

Hughes, A. M. 1948. The mites associated with stored food products. MAFF, London. (Sitotroga cerealella)

Hughes, A. M. 1976. The mites of stored food and houses. MAFF Tech. Bull. 9. (Sitotroga cerealella)

Hughes, T. E. 1959. Mites, or the Acari. London. Athlone Press. (Sitotroga cerealella)

Lindquist, E. E. 1963. A revision of mites of the subfamily Blattisocinae (Acarina: Blattisocidae) in America north of Mexico. Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley. (University Microfilms, Inc., Ann Arbor. Michigan. No. 64-2093). (Anthrenus spp., Rhyzopertha dominica, Tyrophagus putrescentiae)

Nesbitt. H. H. J. 1951. A taxonomic study of the Phytoseiinae (family Laelaptidae) predaceous upon Tetranychidae of economic importance. Zoologische Verhandelingen, Leiden no. 12. (Attagenus unicolor, Ephestia kuehniella, Sitotroga cerealella, Tineola bisselleilla, Tribolium castaneum, Tribolium confusum)

Oudemans, A. C. 1929. Acarologische Aanteekeningen C. Entom. Ber., Amst. 8: 28-36. (Sitotroga cerealella)

White, E. G. and Huffaker. C. B. 1969a. Regulatory processes and population cyclicity in laboratory populations of Anagasta kuehniella (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Phycitidae). I. Competition for food and predation. Researches Popul. Ecol. Kyoto Univ. 11: 57-83. (Ephestia kuehniella)

White. E. G. and Huffaker. C. B. 1969b. Regulatory processes and population cyclicity in laboratory populations of Anagasta kuehniella (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Phycitidae). II. Parasitism, predation, competition and protective cover. Researches Popul. Ecol. Kyoto Univ. 11: 150-185. (Ephestia kuehniella)

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