International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2018, Vol. 5 Issue 3, Part C
Determining the criteria basis for struggle with the cotton pest in southeastern Anatolia: Creontiades pallidus Rmb. (Hemiptera: Miridae)
The pest population in AkÃ§akale and CeylanpÄ±nar districts was 5.3 individuals/50 sweep- nets as a maximum, number of damaged small boll is 4.8 boll/plant and 7.6 boll/sweep net as a maximum, and number of damaged small boll number was 5.7 boll/plant, respectively. The pest population in 2003 developed slowly and reached only the level of 4.5 individuals /50 sweep-nets. While one generation completed within 55.63 days under controlled conditions including 16 hours of light and 8 hours of darkness, 65Â±5% relative humidity at 25Â±1
C temperature; the generation completed within 24.7 days at 30Â±1
C. Maturation at the short period of time at high temperature (30Â±1
C) and having a high capacity of egg-laying (122 eggs/individual) have led to the conclusion of C. pallidus
can be a problem in case it is seen in cotton plantations at the flowering stage and it should be fought against; however, if mature individuals of C. pallidus
are seen in cotton fields at stages that bolls have completed their development, there will be no need for struggle.
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Levent EFÄ°L. Determining the criteria basis for struggle with the cotton pest in southeastern Anatolia: Creontiades pallidus Rmb. (Hemiptera: Miridae). Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2018;5(3):206-209.