Effects of tobacco varieties on eidonomy and life table parameters of the aphid species Myzus persicae (Hemiptera : Aphididae)


KAYDAN M. B., Atlihan R., TOROS S.

ENTOMOLOGIA GENERALIS, vol.29, no.1, pp.61-70, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Name: ENTOMOLOGIA GENERALIS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.61-70
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The development, longevity, reproduction, and life table parameters of the green peach aphid, Myzus persicae Sulzer 1776, were evaluated on ten commonly grown varieties of Nicotiana tabacum (Adiyaman, Bitlis-Icgecit, Bursa 18000, Diyarbakir, Duzce-Ozbas Izmir-Karabaglar 6265, Malatya, Samsun-Maden, Trabzon 209/87, Tombeki 7703) at 26 +/- 1 degrees C, 65 +/- 10% RH and 14:10 h (I:d) light under laboratory conditions. The developmental time for the immature stages ranged from 5.46 days on Izmir-Karabaglar 62/65 -7.25 days on Tombeki 7703. The average number of nymphs reproduced per female were 88.94, 88.58, 83.22, 80.77, 75.92, 71.54, 70.22, 69.88, 68.20 and 54.70 on Samsun-Maden, Adiyaman, Trabzon 209/87, Izmir-Karabaglar 6265, Malatya, Bitlis-Icgecit, Duzce-Ozbas, Bursa 18000, Tombeki 7703, respectively. Longevity of females ranked from 32.80 days on Trabzon 209/87 -26.00 days on Tombeki 7703. Population growth rate (r(m)) for green peach aphid was the highest on Samsun-Maden and the lowest on Tombeki 7703. Values of r(m) varied from 0.401 on Samsun-Maden to 0.287 on Tombeki 7703. The mean population generation time of varieties tested ranged from 11.88 on Samsun-Maden to 14.06 days on Tombeki 7703. According to results obtained in this study Tombeki 7703 appeared to be the most resistant while Samsun-Maden appeared to be the most susceptible to the green peach aphid among the varieties tested.