The spiders (Araneae) of apple and pear orchards

  • Baert, L. , Ransy, M. & Fassotte, C. (1997). The spiders (Araneae) of apple and pear orchards. Bulletin & Annales de la Societe Royale Belge d'Entomologie, 133: (4),
Type Journal Article
Year 1997
Title The spiders (Araneae) of apple and pear orchards
Journal Bulletin & Annales de la Societe Royale Belge d'Entomologie
Recnumber 196
Volume 133
Issue 4
Endnote Keywords orchards|pears|apples|surveys|insect control|chemical control|insecticides|nontarget effects|developmental stages|insect pests|plant pests|fruit crops|geographical distribution|natural enemies|pest control|control|agricultural entomology|Philodromidae|Ara
Abstract Surveys were carried out during 1987-90 in 1 apple orchard (cv. Golden Delicious, Boskoop and Cox's Orange Pippin) and 2 pear orchards (cv. Doyenne, Conference and Lucas) in Belgium to investigate the effects of chemical control measures on spiders. The most common families were Araneidae, Theridiidae, Tetragnathidae and Philodromidae, with Araniella and Philodromus as the most abundant genera. Spider populations were mainly composed of juvenile stages, and a greater species diversity was found in pear orchards. Selective insecticides had less impact on spider populations than classical insecticides.
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Author address Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen, Vautierstraat 29, B-1000 Brussel, Belgium.
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Authors Baert, L., Ransy, M., Fassotte, C.