Diversity of aphids and their natural enemies in the citrus (Citrus sinensis) orchard of Lakhdaria, Bouira- Algeria

Abstract :

The diversity of the aphid fauna and their natural enemies present on the experimental orchard of Lakhdaria at Bouira. Weekly monitoring of the population dynamics of aphids was carried out between March and May 2019. The results obtained first made it possible to highlight a qualitative richness of 4 species of aphids subservient to citrus in this region (Aphis spiraecola, Aphis gossypii, Myzus persicae, and Toxoptera aurantii), the species A. spiraecola is the most dominant. Three predators counted: Coccinella algerica, Harmonia axyridis, and Episyrphus balteatus. Aphidius colemani and the only parasitoid species harvested in this study.

Keyword :

Population dynamics, aphid, natural enemies, citrus, Lakhdaria

Author(s) : Gacem, K., Mezerdi, F., Billal, N.
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Published Issue : 2022 Vol. 17 Number 1

2022 Vol. 17 Number 1