Share this article    



Population dynamics and diurnal activity of Acalitus hibisci Mondal and Chakrabarti (Acari: Eriophyoidea)

Chakrabarti, S. and Chakrabarti, S.

2005 - Volume: 45 Issue: 2-3 pages: 183-188


population dynamics diurnal activity Acalitus hibisci Hibiscus vitifolius Acari Eriophyoidea


Studies on the seasonal abundance of Acalitus hibisci Mondal and Chakrabarti on Hibiscus vitifolius indicate that the variation in the population of the mites is positively correlated with different abiotic factors, such as, temperature, relative humidity and rainfall. It has been found that the population of mites during winter months is 5 times less than that in the summer months. Mite movement during daytime is the least during noon i.e. from 12.30 hrs to 13.30 hrs while number of mites coming out of the gall shows a notable increase during morning. A slight increase in activity was also found during afternoon in some months.

Please read and follow the instructions to post any comment or correction.

Article editorial history
Date accepted:
Date published:

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
2005 Chakrabarti, S. and Chakrabarti, S.
 Download article

Download the citation
RIS with abstract 
(Zotero, Endnote, Reference Manager, ProCite, RefWorks, Mendeley)
RIS without abstract 
(Zotero, BibTeX)
(PubMed, Txt)
Article metrics
Number of distinct pdf views

Cited by: view citations with

Search via ReFindit