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Taxonomy, biology, and efficacy of two Australian parasitoids of the eucalyptus gall wasp, Leptocybe invasa Fisher & La Salle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae: Tetrastichinae)
Two species of Tetrastichinae (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) from Australia are described as parasitoids of Leptocybe invasa Fisher & La Salle: Quadrastichus mendeli Kim & La Salle sp.nov. andExpand
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Parasitoid Encapsulation as a Defense Mechanism in the Coccoidea (Homoptera) and Its Importance in Biological Control
Abstract Encapsulation is a common defense mechanism exerted by a host insect in response to invasion by a metazoan parasitoid or other foreign organisms. In the process of encapsulation, the hostExpand
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Review: Date palm arthropod pests and their management in Israel
This review summarizes the current knowledge on the distribution, natural history, economic importance and management of 16 major species of date palm pests in Israel. Another 15, rarely occurring,Expand
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Biological control of the eucalyptus gall wasp Ophelimus maskelli (Ashmead): Taxonomy and biology of the parasitoid species Closterocerus chamaeleon (Girault), with information on its establishment
Abstract Closterocerus chamaeleon (Girault) (Hymenoptera; Eulophidae) was introduced into Israel for biological control of its family member, a gall-inducing pest Ophelimus maskelli (Ashmead).Expand
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Current status of red palm weevil infestation in date palm plantations in Israel
The red palm weevilRhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) (RPW) is the most serious pest of date palms in the Middle East. Weevil infestation was first detected in Israel in the summer of 1999 in dateExpand
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Biology, revised taxonomy and impact on host plants ofOphelimus maskelli, an invasive gall inducer onEucalyptus spp. in the Mediterranean Area
Ophelimus maskelli (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), an invasive species in the Mediterranean area that occurs naturally onEucalyptus camaldulensis at Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, was studiedExpand
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Effects of some insect growth regulators on natural enemies of scale insects (Hom.: Coccoidea)
We report and discuss effects of four insect growth regulators: buprofezin, fenoxycarb pyriproxyfen and chlorfluazuron, at concentrations recommended for agricultural use on six species of naturalExpand
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Interactions Among Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Its Larval Endoparasitoid Microplitis croceipes (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), and Bacillus thuringiensis
Interactions among Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner), its larval endoparasitoid Microplitis croceipes (Cresson), and Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner were evaluated under laboratory conditions. PrefeedingExpand
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Management strategies of mealybug pests of citrus in mediterranean countries
Six mealybug species have been reported as citrus pests in the Mediterranean Basin: the citrus mealybugPlanococcus citri (Risso), the citriculus mealybugPseudococcus cryptus Hempel, the longtailedExpand
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Note: Release and recovery of parasitoids of the eucalyptus gall waspOphelimus maskelli in Israel
Four parasitoids emerged from leaves galled by the waspOphelimus maskelli (Ashmead) that were collected in Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia:Closterocerus chameleon (Girault) and an unidentifiedExpand
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