Behavioral and biological responses of black bean aphid (Aphis fabae, Scopoli, 1763) on seven Algerian local broad bean cultivars


  • Fouad MERADSI Batna 1 University, Algeria
  • Malik LAAMARI Batna 1 University, Algeria



Aphis fabae, antibiosis, antixenosis, cultivar, resistance, Vicia faba L.


We studied the behavioral and biological parameters of Aphis fabae (Homoptera: Aphididae, Scopoli, 1763) on seven local Vicia faba L. cultivars. The antixenosis was conducted under laboratory controlled conditions of the temperature, light regime and relative humidity (18 ± 0.25 °C; L16: D8; 37.5 ± 0.6 %) for test in light, and (19 °C; 42 % relative humidity) for test in dark. The least preferred host plants for attractivity was the cultivar 141 in both tests while the cultivar 145 was the most preferred in light test, and the cultivar 107 in dark test. The antibiotic experiment was conducted also under laboratory conditions (L16: D8 photoperiod, 17 ± 1 °C, and 43.5 ± 5 % r. h.). Antibiosis was determined by studying the pre-reproductive period, reproductive period, adult longevity, survival, daily and total fecundity. The analysis of variance indicated that no significant differences on pre-reproductive period and daily fecundity of the A. fabae among the cultivars. However, the longest times of reproductive period, adult longevity, and survival were recorded on cultivar 135 followed by cultivar 141. The highest (85.8) and the lowest (15.8) number of progeny were observed on 135 and 141 cultivars, respectively.

Author Biographies

  • Fouad MERADSI, Batna 1 University, Algeria
    Institute of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, Agronomy department, Batna 1 University, Algeria
  • Malik LAAMARI, Batna 1 University, Algeria
    Institute of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, Agronomy department, Batna 1 University, Algeria


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MERADSI, F., & LAAMARI, M. (2018). Behavioral and biological responses of black bean aphid (Aphis fabae, Scopoli, 1763) on seven Algerian local broad bean cultivars. Acta Agriculturae Slovenica, 111(3), 535–543.

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