International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2020)

Efficient predation modeling of three predator species on two apple aphids


PN Deligeorgidis, CG Ipsilandis, NP Deligeorgidis, G Sidiropoulos, V Greveniotis, E Marneri

The purpose of this study was to estimate the predatory effect of Coccinella septempunctata L. and Adalia bipunctata L. and Orius insidiosus (Say), on apple aphids Aphis pomi DeGeer and Dysaphis plantaginea Passerini. In laboratory conditions, small clear plastic cages were used. Each predator species was fed separately by the two aphid species. One single female predator corresponded to a prey of 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 individuals per cage and survivor of prey was counted. The adult female predators were starved before the introduction. All predators showed no indications of hunger satiation exhibiting a linear model of effective predation until 1/30 predator/prey ratio and thus predation was considered effective. The two coccinelid species used, and especially C. septempunctata, were more effective predators than O. insidiosus. Furthermore, a machine learning model was produced, based on current dataset and the J48 classification method, to assist us in future data modeling processes.
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PN Deligeorgidis, CG Ipsilandis, NP Deligeorgidis, G Sidiropoulos, V Greveniotis, E Marneri. Efficient predation modeling of three predator species on two apple aphids. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 5, Issue 3, 2020, Pages 137-144
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