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Table 1 Releasing rates and dates of tested phytoseiid species against Frankliniella occidentalis on pepper plants during the two seasons of 2017 and 2018

From: Controlling the western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) by releasing the predatory phytoseiid mites and pesticides on pepper in a greenhouse

Phytoseiid speciesPlant from which collectedRate of application20172018
Date of first releasingDate of second releasingDate of first releasingDate of second releasing
Cydnoseius negevi (Swirski and Amitai)Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. (Family: Poaceae)400–500 individuals/plant2 June30 June19 May9 June
Neoseiulus arundonaxi (Metwally and Sanad)Arundo donax L. (Family: Poaceae)
Neoseiulus barkeri (Hughes)Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. (Family: Poaceae)
Neoseiulus bicaudus (Wainstein)Arundo donax L. (Family: Poaceae)