Acta zoológica mexicana
versão impressa ISSN 0065-1737
CAMBERO-CAMPOS, Jhonathan et al. Predator species of thrips (Thysanoptera) associated with avocado orchards in Nayarit, Mexico. Acta Zool. Mex [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.1, pp. 115-121. ISSN 0065-1737.
The objective of this study was to identify the predaceous thrips species associated with the avocado crop in the state of Nayarit. This research was carried out in four avocado orchards of the cultivars Hass, Choquette and Hall. Weekly samples were taken from January to December, 2008, using the knockdown and net sweeping sampling methods. A total of 294 thrips were identified as predators within 16 species. Franklinothrips vespiformis was the dominant species (21.8%) followed by Lepto-Cambero-Campos et al.: Trips depredadores en aguacate de Nayarit thrips primigenus (21.4%) and F. orizabensis (19.0%), the remaining species collected accounted for 37.8%.
Palavras-chave : Hass; Choquette; Hall; Aeolothrips; Erythrothrips; Franklinothrips; Scolothrips; Leptothrips; Trybomia.