Ecological Archives A025-067-A2

Alejandro C. Costamagna, William N. Venables, and Nancy A. Schellhorn. 2015. Landscape-scale pest suppression is mediated by timing of predator arrival. Ecological Applications 25:11141130. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-1008.1

Appendix B. Abundance of natural enemies captured on sticky traps.

Table B1. Total number of melon aphid natural enemies captured on sticky traps in experimental fields the Lockyer Valley, Australia, during 2009 and 2010 experiments (n = 259 samples).

Order / Family

Species

Common name

Total ind.1

Total samples

% of total

Spiders

 

 

 

 

Aranae

 

Spiders

1100.4

226

94.9

 

 

 

 

 

Insect Predators

 

 

 

 

Neuroptera

 

 

 

 

 

Hemerobiidae

Micromus sp.

Brown Lacewing

6.9

7

0.8

Coleoptera

 

 

 

 

 

Coccinellidae

Diomus notescens

Two-spotted Ladybird

7.8

7

0.8

 

Coccinella transversalis

Transverse Ladybird

5.3

5

0.6

 

Hippodamia variegata

White Collared Ladybird

4.8

4

0.5

 

Harmonia conformis

Common Spotted Ladybird

1.7

2

0.2

Melyridae

Dicranolaius bellulus

Red and Blue Beetle

7.9

7

0.9

Hemiptera

 

 

 

 

 

Anthocoridae

Orius sp.

Minute pirate bug

4.0

4

0.5

Geocoridae

Geocoris sp.

Big eye bug

1.0

1

0.1

Nabidae

 

Damsel bug

1.4

1

0.1

 

 

 

 

 

Parasitoids2

 

 

 

 

Hymenoptera

 

 

 

 

 

Braconidae

Subfamily: Aphidiinidae

Parasitoids

6.4

5

0.6

 

 

Total

1141.2

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100

1 Decimal number of individuals due to adjusting all capture to a 5-day interval, in order to make comparisons with the second week of the 2009 trial.

2 Since no parasitoids were reared from our aphid sentinel populations, this information was not used in any analysis of natural enemies.


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