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Tamarixia radiata (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) × Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae): Mass Rearing and Potential Use of the Parasitoid in Brazil
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The Brazilian experience using T. radiata in D. citri control is reviewed, with releases at sites of HLB outbreaks, adjacent to commercial areas, in abandoned groves, areas with orange jessamine (a psyllid host), and backyards. Expand
Biology of the Huanglongbing Vector Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae) on Different Host Plants
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The results obtained for the biological parameters and the fertility life table indicate that Valencia and orange jasmine were the most suitable hosts, whereas Hamlin was least suitable for the development of D. citri. Expand
Influence of photoperiod on Orius thyestes Herring (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) reproduction and longevity.
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The knowledge of the biology of the natural enemy under different conditions allows to optimise the mass rearing and to predict the performance of the predator in different photoperiods which may occur along the year and in greenhouses. Expand
Potential of Two Trichogrammatidae species for Helicoverpa armigera control
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The present study evaluated the use of different species and strains of these parasitoids to control H. armigera in soybean and found that strain RV of T. pretiosum from central Brazil performed best. Expand
The Enemy is Outside: Releasing the Parasitoid Tamarixia radiata (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) in External Sources of HLB Inocula to Control the Asian Citrus Psyllid Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae)
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The results indicate that the release of parasitoids in external sources of inocula has the potential to maximize actions for D. citri control, contributing to the reduction of psyllid populations in commercial areas. Expand
Can the Choice Behavior and Fitness of Tamarixia radiata (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) be Affected by the Citrus (Sapindales: Rutaceae) Variety Used to Rear the Asian Citrus Psyllid (Hemiptera: Liviidae)?
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Tamarixia radiata as a biological control agent of D. citri can be an additional component in integrated pest management in citrus groves and can be used regardless of the citrus variety, because its behavior and biology are similar for the main commercial varieties of citrus grown in São Paulo. Expand
Practical and Simple Systems for Food Intake Studies on Phloem-Sucking Insects
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Three types of cages for tests with small insects, one for seedlings in pots, a second for larger plants or plants in the field, and a third for caging insects on part of a leaf are described. Expand
A fuzzy-based index to identify suitable areas for host-parasitoid interactions: Case study of the Asian citrus psyllid Diaphorina citri and its natural enemy Tamarixia radiata
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A computational index to identify suitable areas for biological control using the interaction between an insect pest and its natural enemy, and has the potential to support biological control programs, helping entomologists and farmers to define the best period to use biological control. Expand
Determining the Minimum Temperature for Storage of Tamarixia radiata (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) Adults for Biological Control of Asian Citrus Psyllid
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It is concluded that adults can be maintained at 9°C for up to 6 days without significant damage to their survival during and after the exposure period, functioning well for D. citri IPM implementation. Expand