spider mite

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spider mite

either Tetranychus molestissimus or T. telarius.
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Spidermites spent a total of 1176 s feeding on whitefly-free leaves, not significantly different leaves infested by adults (933 s) or by nymphs that had been removed (1122 s), or not removed (1033 s) ([F.
Spidermites spent 33 s and 35 s, respectively, tapping on leaves previously or actually infested with whitefly nymphs, which was significantly more than that on whitefly-free leaves (10 s) or whitefly adult-infested leaves (1 s) ([F.
Here we investigated how whiteflies and spidermites modified their behaviors in response to each other's presence.
Similarly, duration and frequency of cheliceral tapping by spidermites was also significantly increased on whitefly nymph-infested leaves, even when the nymphs were no longer present, indicating again that palatability may have declined in response to whitefly feeding.
In this case, it appears that spidermites had greater influence on whitefly behavior than vice versa.
Ensign (University of Wisconsin) for critical reviews, and HongJi Wu (South China Agricultural University) for identifying the spidermites.