Eur. J. Entomol. 105 (3): 427-430, 2008 | DOI: 10.14411/eje.2008.054

Life table parameters of the aphid predators Coccinella septempunctata, Ceratomegilla undecimnotata and Propylea quatuordecimpunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)

Dimitrios C. KONTODIMAS1, Panagiotis G. MILONAS1, George J. STATHAS2, Nickolaos E. PAPANIKOLAOU3, Anna SKOURTI1,2, Yiannis G. MATSINOS3
1 Benaki Phytopathological Institute, 8 Stefanou Delta, 145 61 Kifissia, Greece; e-mail: d.kontodimas@bpi.gr
2 Technological Educational Institute of Kalamata, 24 100 Antikalamos, Greece
3 Aegean University, Mytilene, Greece

The life tables of the aphid predators Coccinella septempunctata L., Ceratomegilla undecimnotata (Schneider) and Propylea quatuordecimpunctata (L.) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), fed on Aphis fabae Scopoli (Hemiptera: Aphididae), were constructed at constant conditions (25 ± 1°C, 65 ± 2% RH; 16L : 8D). The average total fecundities of C. septempunctata, C. undecimnotata and P. quatuordecimpunctata were 1996.8, 1160.5, and 724.6 eggs / female, and the average longevities were 94.9, 88.3, and 68.9 days, respectively. The net reproductive rates (Ro) were 1004.1, 544.3, and 375.1 females/female, and the intrinsic rates of increase (rm) 0.118, 0.142 and 0.166 females/female/day, respectively.

Keywords: Coccinellidae, Coccinella septempunctata, Ceratomegilla undecimnotata, Propylea quatuordecimpunctata, Aphis fabae, fecundity, life tables

Received: September 24, 2007; Accepted: November 29, 2007; Revised: November 29, 2007; Published: July 31, 2008Show citation

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KONTODIMAS, D.C., MILONAS, P.G., STATHAS, G.J., PAPANIKOLAOU, N.E., SKOURTI, A., & MATSINOS, Y.G. (2008). Life table parameters of the aphid predators Coccinella septempunctata, Ceratomegilla undecimnotata and Propylea quatuordecimpunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Eur. J. Entomol.105(3), 427-430. doi: 10.14411/eje.2008.054.
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