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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)
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Two species of Tetrastichinae (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) from Australia are described as parasitoids of Leptocybe invasa and Selitrichodes kryceri and Quadrastichus mendeli, both of which are small, solitary, and apparently ectoparasitic wasps.
Review: Date palm arthropod pests and their management in Israel
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The key pests in date plantations in Israel are the lesser date moth and sap beetles in most of the date-growing areas, and spider mites which are restricted to the Arava Valley, and future management of the first two should rely on an improved monitoring system and integration of pheromone application for reduction of the population and damage.
Parasitoid Encapsulation as a Defense Mechanism in the Coccoidea (Homoptera) and Its Importance in Biological Control
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Important factors that affect the frequency of parasitoid encapsulation in the Coccoidea include the host's physiological age and physiological condition, the host origin (or strain), superparasitism, the rearing and/or ambient temperature, and the host plant.
Current status of red palm weevil infestation in date palm plantations in Israel
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The sex ratio of trapped adults during 3 years of study was significantly female-biased and mass trapping might have played a significant role in the suppression of RPW populations in date plantations.
Effects of some insect growth regulators on natural enemies of scale insects (Hom.: Coccoidea)
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Effects of four insect growth regulators: buprofezin, fenoxycarb pyriproxyfen and chlorfluazuron, at concentrations recommended for agricultural use on six species of natural enemies of homopteran pests are reported and discussed.
Management strategies of mealybug pests of citrus in mediterranean countries
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Strategies for managing mealybug pests of citrus, and possible levels of integration of different tactics according to the pest status, are discussed.
Biology, revised taxonomy and impact on host plants ofOphelimus maskelli, an invasive gall inducer onEucalyptus spp. in the Mediterranean Area
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This study focused on morphological and development characters that can clearly distinguish O. maskelli, the heavy damage inflicted on eucalyptus, and the health problems and nuisance to people caused by the wasp near heavily infested trees during the mass emergence of adults.
Interactions Among Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Its Larval Endoparasitoid Microplitis croceipes (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), and Bacillus thuringiensis
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Interactions among Helicoverpa armigera, its larval endoparasitoid Microplitis croceipes, and Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner were evaluated under laboratory conditions, finding that combining microbial and entomophagous control strategies against H. armigersa increased longevity of the wasps compared with the control (honey alone).
Note: Release and recovery of parasitoids of the eucalyptus gall waspOphelimus maskelli in Israel
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The proportion of S. ophelimi in the Israeli population of O. maskelli will increase markedly as soon as the gall wasp population density reaches a very low level, in view of the parasitism of the galler in Wagga Wagga, Australia.
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