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Predation Efficacy of the Predator Coccinella septempunctata L. on the Aphid Species Macrosiphum rosae (L.) in Kastamonu Province, Turkey

Predation Efficacy of the Predator Coccinella septempunctata L. on the Aphid Species Macrosiphum rosae (L.) in Kastamonu Province, Turkey

Sabri Unal1, ASır Er2, Erol Akkuzu1* and Lubomir Salek3


1Faculty of Forestry, Kastamonu University, Kastamonu-37150, Turkey 

2Institute of Science, Kastamonu University, Kastamonu-37150, Turkey 

3Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic


*        Corresponding author: eakkuzu@kastamonu.edu.tr

 

ABSTRACT

This study was conducted between the years 2013-2014 in order to determine the phenology of the predator Coccinella septempunctata Linnaeus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) and to evaluate its efficacy on Macrosiphum rosae (Linnaeus) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in Kastamonu, Turkey. Rearing of C. septempunctata was carried out at 21.3±4.00ºC and 78.8±9.44% relative humidity. The first, second, third and fourth larval instars of C. septempunctata consumed 20.3, 54.3, 108.2, and 232.7 M. rosea, respectively. The predation efficacy of the C. septempunctata was increased with the progress of the larval instars up to the fourth which was the most voracious.

 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

December

Vol. 51, Iss. 6, Pages 1999-2399

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