Dalotia coriaria

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Dalotia coriaria
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D. coriaria
Binomial name
Dalotia coriaria
Kraatz, 1856
Synonyms
  • Homalota coriaria
  • Atheta (s. str.) coriaria
  • Pseudota miscella
  • Dimetrota (Dalotia) pectorina
  • Dimetrota (Dalotia) crucialis
  • Dimetrota (Dalotia) pectorina
  • Dimetrota (Dalotia) crucialis
  • Atheta (Pancota) miscella
  • Atheta (Dimetrota) pectorina
  • Atheta (Dimetrota) crucialis
  • Atheta (s. str.) coriaria
  • Atheta (Pancota) miscella
  • Atheta (Dimetrota) pectorina
  • Atheta (Dimetrota) crucialis
  • Atheta (s. str.) coriaria
  • Atheta (Mischgruppe I) coriaria
  • Atheta (s. str.) coriaria
  • Atheta (Pancota) miscella
  • Atheta (Dimetrota) pectorina
  • Atheta (Dimetrota) crucialis
  • Taxicera academica
  • Xenota coriaria
  • Pseudota miscella
  • Dimetrota pectorina
  • Dimetrota crucialis
  • Atheta (s. str.) coriaria
  • Atheta coriaria
  • Athetacoriaria
  • Taxicera academica
Dalotia coriaria (Kraatz, 1856)

The Greenhouse Rove Beetle (Dalotia coriaria) is a species of staphylinid rove beetle in the subfamily Aleocharinae. It is used as a predatory biological control agent for the management of pest insects.

Biological control[edit]

Dalotia coriaria (Kraatz, 1856) is a commercially available species, sold by several Integrated Pest Management companies in the USA and Europe. The beetles are employed as a biological control agent of glasshouse pests. Both adults and larvae prey upon larvae of fungus gnats (Bradysia spp.), and adult beetles also target shore flies (Scatella spp.) and thrips.[1] The species was discovered feeding on a laboratory culture of fungus gnats, stimulating a study into its efficacy as a biological control agent.[2]

Use as a model organism[edit]

Dalotia's fast generation time, high fecundity and ease of culture of have recently led to the species being developed as a laboratory model organism.[3]

Taxonomic history[edit]

Like many Aleocharinae, Dalotia coriaria has a complex taxonomic history. Initially described a member of Homalota,[4] many authors placed it in the large genus Atheta, before its current placement in Dalotia.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Echegaray, E. R.; Cloyd, R. A. 2013: Life History Characteristics of the Rove Beetle, Dalotia coriaria (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) under Laboratory Conditions. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 86(2): :145-154. doi:10.2317/JKES120927.1
  2. ^ Carney, V. A.; Diamond, J. C.; Murphy, G. D.; Marshall, D. 2002: The Potential of Atheta coriaria Kraatz (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), as a Biological Control Agent for Use in Greenhouse Crops. IOBC/WPRS Bull, 139: 37-40.
  3. ^ Davis, S.; Eldredge, K. T.; Parker, J. 2013: Development of the adult abdominal defensive gland in Atheta coriaria Kraatz: a key innovation for ecological and biological success (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Entomological Society of America meeting abstract link
  4. ^ Kraatz, G. (1856): Naturgeschichte der Insecten Deutschlands. Erste Abteilung. Coleoptera. Bd. 2. Lief. 1–2. Verlag der Nicolaischen Buchhandlung, Berlin, pp. 1–376.
  5. ^ Gusarov, V. (2003): Revision of some types of North American aleocharines (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae), with synonymic notes. Zootaxa 353 pp. 1–134.

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