Generalist predators consume spider mites despite the presence of alternative prey
Biological Control, pp. 157-164, 2017.
•Nabis and Geocoris predators were more abundant in organic fields.•Spider mite DNA was commonly found in both predator species.•Pest DNA often was detected in predators at low mite densities.•Attractive alternative prey, aphids, did not disrupt predation of spider mites.•Abundant generalist predators in organic fields may help suppress s...More
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