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International Journal of Environment Science and Technology
Center for Environment and Energy Research and Studies (CEERS)
ISSN: 1735-1472
EISSN: 1735-2630
Vol. 2, No. 1, 2005-2006, pp. 1-6
Bioline Code: st05001
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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International Journal of Environment Science and Technology, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2005-2006, pp. 1-6

 en Techniques for environmental monitoring of predatory fauna on branches of Bramley apple trees in Northern Ireland
A. G. S. Cuthbertson and A. K. Murchie

Abstract

Ranges of trapping devices were investigated for their ability to sample predatory mites and insects on branches of apple trees. Straw traps caught significantly more predatory mites whereas corrugated cardboard traps proved better for larger predators such as the common earwig, Forficula auricularia check for this species in other resources . The most abundant predatory species sampled on the trees was the 'whirli-gig' mite Anystis baccarum check for this species in other resources . The efficiency of the various trapping devices and the potential of incorporating A. baccarum within environmentally based management strategies for invertebrate pest control within the Bramley apple orchards are discussed.

Keywords
Anystis baccarum, biodiversity, Bramley's Seedling apple, Forficula auricularia, pest management, predatory fauna, trapping

 
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