Cheyletus 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 Cheyletus aversor, Cheyletus eruditus and Cheyletus malaccensis to the list of predators for six mite and three insect species infesting stored products. The prey species are in bold in the title of a paper or in bold in parenthesis after the reference.

Other pages on biological control are:

Biological Control

Blattisocius tarsalis prey

Conservation biological control for stored product insects

Insecticide Resistant Natural Enemies

Natural enemies of Tribolium castaneum

Phthorimaea operculella natural enemies

Prevalence of naturally occurring natural enemies

Trichogramma natural enemies of stored-product insects


Athanassiou, C. G. and N. E. Palyvos. 2006. Laboratory evaluation of two diatomaceous earth formulations against Blattisocius keegani Fox (Mesostigmata, Acaridae) and Cheyletus malaccensis Oudemans (Prostigmata, Cheyletidae). Biological Control 38(3): 350-355. (Ephestia kuehniella)

Barker, P. 1991. Bionomics of Cheyletus eruditus (Schrank)(Acarina, Cheyletidae), a Predator of Lepidoglyphus destructor (Schrank)(acarina, Glycyphagidae), at 3 Constant Temperatures. Canadian Journal of Zoology-Revue Canadienne De Zoologie 69: 2321-2325.

Berreen, J. 1976. Analysis of feeding in Cheyletus eruditus a predator of storage mites. Ann. Appl. Biol. 82:190-192. (Acarus siro)

Berreen, J. M. 1984. The functional response of Cheyletus eruditus Schrank to changes in the density of its prey Acarus siro L, pp. 980-986. In D. A. Griffiths and C. E. Bowman (eds.), Acarology VI, vol. 2. Ellis Horwood, Chichester.

Buffoni, G., Di Cola, G., Baumgartner, J., Maurer, V., 1997. The local dynamics of acarine predatorprey (Cheyletus eruditusDermanyssus gallinae) populations: identification of a lumped parameter model. Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 70, 345359.

Cebolla, R., S. Pekar and J. Hubert. 2009. Prey range of the predatory mite Cheyletus malaccensis (Acari: Cheyletidae) and its efficacy in the control of seven stored-product pests. Biological Control 50: 1-6. (Aleuroglyphus ovatus, Acarus siro, Caloglyphus redickorzevi, Ephestia kuehniella, Lepidoglyphus destructor, Tribolium castaneum, Tyrophagus putrescentiae)

Ewing, H. E. 1912. The life-history and habits of Cheyletus seminivours. J. Econ. Entomol. 5:416-420. (Tyrophagus putrescentiae, Cheyletus seminivours is a synonym of Cheyletus eruditus)

Hubert, J., J. Hyblova, Z. Munzbergova, S. Pekar, I. Krizkova-Kundlikova, L. Doleckova-Maresova, V. Stejskal, and M. Mares. 2007. Combined effect of an antifeedant alpha-amylase inhibitor and a predator Cheyletus malaccensis in controlling the stored-product mite Acarus siro. Physiol. Entomol. 32: 41-49.

Hubert, J., and S. Pekar. 2009. Combination of the antifeedant bean flour and the predator Cheyletus malaccensis suppresses storage mites under laboratory conditions. Biocontrol 54:403-410. (Acarus siro, Aleuroglyphus ovatus, Tyrophagus putrescentiae)

Kučerová, Z. 2004. Stored product psocids as one of the preys of the predatory mite Cheyletus eruditus (Schrank) (Acarina: Cheyletidae). IOBC/wprs Bulletin 27:191-195. (Liposcelis decolor)

Norris, J. D. 1958. Observations on the control of mite infestations in stored wheat by Cheyletus spp. (Acarina, Cheyletidae). Ann. Appl. Biol. 46: 411-422. (Acarus siro)

Palyvos, N., C. Athanassiou, and N. Kavallieratos. 2006. Acaricidal effect of a diatomaceous earth formulation against Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Astigmata : Acaridae) and its predator Cheyletus malaccensis (Prostigmata : Cheyletidae) in four grain commodities. J. Econ. Entomol. 99: 229-236.

Palyvos, N. E., and N. G. Emmanouel. 2009. Temperature-dependent development of the predatory mite Cheyletus malaccensis (Acari: Cheyletidae). Experimental and Applied Acarology 47: 147-158. (Tyrophagus putrescentiae)

Palyvos, N. E., and N. G. Emmanouel. 2011. The functional response of Cheyletus malaccensis (Acari: Cheyletidae) to various densities of Ephestia kuehniella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) eggs. IOBC/wprs Bulletin 69: 211-214.

Palyvos, N. E., and N. G. Emmanouel. 2011. Reproduction, survival, and life table parameters of the predatory mite Cheyletus malaccensis (Acari: Cheyletidae) at various constant temperatures. Experimental and Applied Acarology 54: 139-150. (Tyrophagus putrescentiae)

Pekar, S., and E. Zd’arkova. 2004. A model of the biological control of Acarus siro by Cheyletus eruditus (Acari : Acaridae, Cheyletidae) on grain. Journal of Pest Science 77: 1-10.

Pekar, S., and J. Hubert. 2008. Assessing biological control of Acarus siro by Cheyletus malaccensis under laboratory conditions: Effect of temperatures and prey density. J. Stored Prod. Res. 44: 335-340.

Pulpan, J., and P. Verner. 1965. Control of tyroglyphoid mites in stored grain by predatory mite Cheyletus eruditus (Schrank). Can. J. Zool. 43: 417-432. (Acarus siro, Lepidoglyphus destructor)

Rout, G. and B. K. Misera. 1987. Biology and habits of Cheyletus malaccensis Oudemans (Cheyletidiae: Prostigmata). Bulletin of Grain Technology 25: 122-128. (newly hatched Tribolium castaneum larvae)

Saleh, S., M. Elhelaly and F. Elgayar. 1986. Life-History of the Predatory Mite Cheyletus-Malaccensis (Oudemans). Acarologia 27: 37-40. (Aleuroglyphus ovatus)

Thind, B., and H. Ford. 2006. Laboratory studies on the use of two new arenas to evaluate the impact of the predatory mites Blattisocius tarsalis and Cheyletus eruditus on residual populations of the stored product mite Acarus siro. Experimental and Applied Acarology 38:167-180.

Wharton, G., and L. Arlian. 1972. Predatory behavior of mite Cheyletus aversor. Anim. Behav. 20:719-&. (Dermatophagoides farinae, Tyrophagus putrescentiae)

Yousef, A., M. Zaher, and M. Kandil. 1982. Effect of Prey and Temperature on the Development and Biology of Cheyletus malaccensis Oudemans (Acari, Cheyletidae). Zeitschrift Fur Angewandte Entomologie-Journal of Applied Entomology 93: 39-42. (Tyrophagus putrescentiae)

Zdarkova, E., and J. Pulpan. 1973. Low-temperature storage of predatory mite Cheyletus eruditus (Schrank) for future use in biological control. J. Stored Prod. Res. 9: 217-220. (Acarus siro)

Zdarkova, E. 1986. Mass rearing of the predator Cheyletus eruditus (Schrank) (Acarina, Cheyletidae) for biological control of acarid mites infesting stored products. Crop Protection 5: 122-124. (Acarus siro)

Zdarkova, E., 1998a. Biological control of storage mites by Cheyletus eruditus. Integrated Pest Management Reviews 3: 111-116. (Acarus siro)

Zdarkova, E. 1998b. Personal experience with biological control of stored food-mites. IOBC/wprs Bulletin 21(3): 89-93. (Acarus siro)

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