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dc.contributorBouharroud, Rachiden_US
dc.contributorSbaghi, Mohameden_US
dc.contributorEl Bouhssini, Mustaphaen_US
dc.contributorHilali, Lahoucineen_US
dc.creatorEl Aalaoui, Mohameden_US
dc.identifier.citationMohamed El Aalaoui, Rachid Bouharroud, Mohamed Sbaghi, Mustapha El Bouhssini, Lahoucine Hilali. (24/11/2019). First study of the biology of Cryptolaemus montrouzieri and its potential to feed on the mealybug Dactylopius opuntiae (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) under laboratory conditions in Morocco. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection, 52 (13-14), pp. 1112-1124.en_US
dc.description.abstractDactylopius opuntiae, is known as specific Opuntia cochineal in many countries around the world. This sap-sucking insect was first detected in Morocco in 2014. To address the problem, the feeding potential of different development stages of Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant, a biological control agent against mealybugs, was investigated on different development stages of D. opuntiae. Fourth instar larvae and adults of C. montrouzieri were the most voracious feeders on different instars of the mealybug. The numbers of mealybug eggs consumed by first, second, third and fourth instar larva and adults of C. montrouzieri were 36.18 ± 1.84, 68.08 ± 4.17, 280.55 ± 5.41, 540.55 ± 5.35, 6514.13 ± 64.28, respectively. The numbers of mealybug nymphs consumed by the same stages of C. montrouzieri were 35.43 ± 1.75, 67.73 ± 3.88, 279.85 ± 5.58, 539.63 ± 5.08 and 6501.7 ± 81.94 (first instars) and 34.83 ± 1.20, 57.45 ± 1.22, 83.80 ± 1.92, 213.65 ± 3.46 and 6013.23 ± 35.46 (second instars), respectively. The corresponding figures for adult female mealybugs were 1.40 ± 0.78, 10.65 ± 1.83, 18.58 ± 1.24, 25.23 ± 1.10 and 197.15 ± 3.29, respectively. The egg, larval, prepupal, pupal and adult stages occupied 3.36–3.69, 20.21–27.59, 1.31–1.59, 10.62–10.72 and 96.10–102.51 days, respectively when the coccinellid was reared on different stages of D. opuntiae. The results indicate that C. montrouzieri has the potential to be used as a biocontrol agent in Morocco.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)en_US
dc.rightsCopyrighted; all rights reserveden_US
dc.sourceArchives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection;52,(2019) Pagination 1112,1124en_US
dc.titleFirst study of the biology of Cryptolaemus montrouzieri and its potential to feed on the mealybug Dactylopius opuntiae (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) under laboratory conditions in Moroccoen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idBouharroud, Rachid: 0000-0001-8914-1050en_US
cg.creator.idEl Bouhssini, Mustapha: 0000-0001-8945-3126en_US
cg.subject.agrovocbiological controlen_US
cg.subject.agrovocdactylopius opuntiaeen_US
cg.subject.agrovoccryptolaemus montrouzierien_US
cg.contributor.centerHassan University 1st of Settat - UH1en_US
cg.contributor.centerNational Institute of Agronomic Research Morocco - INRA Moroccoen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.funderGovernment of Morocco - Moroccoen_US
cg.contributor.projectMoroccan Collaborative Grants Program (MCGP)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US

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