ARIS HUQI1*, NATASHA DURAJ (HAKA)1
1*PhD student in in Agricultural University of Tirana, Kodër Kamëz, Tirana Albania
1Full Professor in Agricultural University of Tirana, Kodër Kamëz, Tirana Albania
*Corresponding author e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The aim of this study was to collect data about predatory mites species that are present in two different vineyards with the same cultivar (Merlot), that are located in different places, in Hamallaj and Shkafane, Durres, Albania, during 2015-2016. The two year results showed that in both vineyards we have found four predatory mite species of Phytoseidae family: Amblyseius andersoni, Amblyseius stipulatus, Phytoseius finitimus and Typhlodromus pyri. During 2015 in both vineyards, we have found two predatory species: Amblyseius stipulatus only in vineyard II in Shkafane and Phytoseius finitimus in both vineyards. In vineyard I in Hamallaj we have found higher number of predatory mites per leave per period (2.8 Phytoseius finitimus). During 2016 in both vineyards, we have found four predatory species: Amblyseius andersoni, Amblyseius stipulatus, Phytoseius finitimus and Typhlodromus pyri. In vineyard II we have found fourth specie. In vineyard I we have found three species: Phytoseius finitimus, Amblyseius andersoni and Amblyseius stipulatus. From the two-year study in Hamallaj, September 2016 was the most populated period with phytoseiids mites (6.6 mites per leaf). In total from both vineyards, Phytoseius finitimus was found in higher number than other species(50% of the population). There is no difference between years and vineyards. Mites of the Tetranychidae families were also present in these vineyards. In both vineyards were found diverse generalist predatory species and in satisfactory number for biological control, especially in vineyard I, farmers do not need to use PPP for controlling phytophag mites if it appears.
Keywords: Predatory mites, vineyard, Phytoseius finitimus, Amblyseius stipulatus, Merlot, species.