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Fopius arisanus (Hym., Braconidae) is an egg-pupal parasitoid of tephritid fruit flies. Since its introduction to Hawaii in the late 1940s, it has caused substantial reduction of fruit fly populations. Rearing methodology developed by the US Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service...

Author(s)
Rousse, P.; Harris, E. J.; Quilici, S.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 2005, 26, 2, pp 59N-69N

Rastrococcus invadens became a serious pest of (especially) mango and citrus in West Africa in the 1980s. Economic losses were high, with mango yields often reduced by 50-90%, and pest infestations also caused social and cultural problems. Surveys for natural enemies were conducted in India and...

Author(s)
Moore, D.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 2004, 25, 1, pp 17N-27N

Telenomus remus parasitizes the eggs of several lepidopterous insects. It is currently reared and released in many countries for control of Spodoptera spp. that are crop pests, particularly Spodoptera litura and Spodoptera frugiperda. The biology, ecology, historical use in pest management and...

Author(s)
Cave, R. D.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 2000, 21, 1, pp 21N-26N

Horticultural field crops worldwide are under threat from three New World Liriomyza spp. of leafminers: Liriomyza sativae, Liriomyza trifolii and Liriomyza huidobrensis. These particular species are characterized by their high degree of polyphagy and the extent to which they have invaded new...

Author(s)
Murphy, S. T.; LaSalle, J.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1999, 20, 3, pp 91N-104N

The Australian parasitoid Psyllaephagus pilosus has been successfully introduced into California, Britain, France and Eire for the biocontrol of eucalyptus psyllid Ctenarytaina eucalypti. At each introduction site the parasitoid has rapidly established and produced major sustained reductions in...

Author(s)
Hodkinson, I. D.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1999, 20, 4, pp 129N-134N

Pterochloroides persicae has assumed pest status on peach and almond in several countries in southern Europe, the eastern Mediterranean, North Africa and most recently in the Arabian peninsular, in Yemen, where it has been reported causing severe damage. Distribution records suggest that it is...

Author(s)
Kairo, M. T. K.; Poswal, M. A.
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1995, 16, 3, pp 41N-47N

Grass is the most widely grown and valuable crop in UK agriculture. Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne), the most common species sown, is often heavily attacked by a complex of stem boring Diptera, with Oscinella spp. and Geomyza tripunctata the most important. The biology of the stem borers is...

Author(s)
Moore, D.
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1995, 16, 1, pp 7N-20N

The genus Chrysoperla contains several important predatory biological control agents that can be used in augmentation programmes. Because they are generalist predators, they can be used in a wide variety of agricultural situations. There is significant potential for commercialization of Chrysoperla ...

Author(s)
Wang, R.; Nordlund, D. A.
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1994, 15, 4, pp 51N-57N

The exotic parasitoid, Cotesia flavipes, was released in 1993 in Kenya for biological control of the introduced stemborer, Chilo partellus. The release has been criticised in some quarters as being potentially ecologically disruptive. This review of the programme explains why this is unlikely to be ...

Author(s)
Overholt, W. A.; Ngi-Song, A. J.; Kimani, S. K.; Mbapila, J.; Lammers, P.; Kioko, E.
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1994, 15, 2, pp 19N-24N

This literature review was prepared as part of a programme on the development of Paecilomyces fumosoroseus as a mycoinsecticide against Bemisia tabaci. The Bemisia problem appeared in North America 10 years ago and has worsened over the past 5 years. It was thought that B. tabaci first became a...

Author(s)
Smith, P.
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1993, 14, 4, pp 71N-78N

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