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Taxonomic identification of Macrolophus pygmaeus and Macrolophus melanotoma based on morphometry and molecular markers

Autor
Castane, C.; Agusti, N.; Arnó, J.; Gabarra, R.; Riudavets , J.; Comas, J.; Alomar, O.
Tipus d'activitat
Article en revista
Revista
Bulletin of entomological research
Data de publicació
2013-04
Volum
103
Número
2
Pàgina inicial
204
Pàgina final
215
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007485312000545 Obrir en finestra nova
Resum
Two Macrolophus species, M. melanotoma (= M. caliginosus) and M. pygmaeus, have been referred to as efficient predators of several key pests on vegetable crops in Europe. However, due to the great morphological similarity of these species, they have been confused, with important consequences for inoculative releases of these predators in greenhouses and for the conservation of their natural populations on greenhouse and outdoor crops. In this work, we developed tools to identify these morphologi...
Paraules clau
M. melanotoma, M. pygmaeus, Macrolophus caliginosus, cryptic species, multivariate morphometry, specific primers, taxonomic characterisation
Grup de recerca
GREA - Grup de Recerca d´Enginyeria Agro-Ambiental

Participants

  • Castane, C.  (autor)
  • Agusti, N.  (autor)
  • Arnó, Judit  (autor)
  • Gabarra, R.  (autor)
  • Riudavets, J.  (autor)
  • Comas Angelet, Jordi  (autor)
  • Alomar Kurz, Oscar  (autor)