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Chinese Journal of Biological Control ›› 2021, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (6): 1160-1165.DOI: 10.16409/j.cnki.2095-039x.2021.11.001

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Behavioral and Functional Responses of Labidura riparia Pallas Preying on Spodoptera frugiperda

TIAN Caihong1, CAO Huayi1, ZHANG Junyi1,2, LIU Xiaoguang2, CAI Ting1, LI Guoping1, HUANG Jianrong1, FENG Hongqiang1   

  1. 1. Institute of Plant Protection, Henan Academy of Agricultural Sciences/Henan Key laboratory of Crop Pest Control/Key Laboratory of Integrated Pest Management on Crops in Southern Region of North China, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People's Republic of China/International Joint Research Laboratory for Crop Protection of Henan/Biological Pesticides Engineering Research Center of Henan Province, Zhengzhou 450002, China;
    2. College of Plant Protection, Henan Agricultural University/The State Key Laboratory of Wheat and Maize Crop Science, Zhengzhou 450002, China
  • Received:2020-08-31 Published:2021-12-15

Abstract: Predation of Labidura riparia Pallas preying on Spodoptera frugiperda was investigated by observing the predatory behaviors of 5th instar nymphs of L. riparia to the eggs and 1―6th instar larvae and adults of S. frugiperda and measuring the predation functional response of 5th instar nymphs of L. riparia to 6th instar larvae S. frugiperda at the conditions of (26±1) ℃, (75±5)% RH and a photoperiod of 16L:8D. The results demonstrated that the 5th instar nymphs of L. riparia showed strong predation capacity to the eggs, larvae and even the flightless adults of S. frugiperda. When L. riparia preyed on S. frugiperda, L. riparia did not eat up S. frugiperda completely; instead, L. riparia bited S. frugiperda until the preys could not move and then transferred to attack other preys. The predatory functional response of the 5th instar nymphs of L. riparia to 6th instar larvae S. frugiperda fitted well with Holling II model, with average preying number of 2.85 per day. L. riparia can be used as a potential local natural enemy to control the invasive pest S. frugiperda in the future.

Key words: Labidura riparia, Spodoptera frugiperda, predation behavior, predation functional responses

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