Coccinellids are the most widespread, abundant predators in many agricultural regions and are known to have the strongest impact on aphid populations. Moreover, coccinellids are major factors in the natural control of aphids in wheat, alfalfa and vegetable fields in Gassim, Central Saudi Arabia. Their role, however, has been masked due to the extensive use of broad-spectrum chemical pesticides. Biorational pesticides are becoming more popular for their efficacy, low mammalian toxicity and environmental safety. However, information on their effect on natural enemies is lacking. This study aims to test several biopesticides that are compatible with natural enemies, lady beetles in particular.
Species 1: Coleoptera Coccinellidae Adonia variegata (Lady Beetle)
Species 2: Coleoptera Coccinellidae Coccinella undecimpunctata (Lady Beetle)
Species 3: Coleoptera Coccinellidae Coccinella novemnotata (Lady Beetle)
Keywords: Biorational Pesticides
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