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Intra-guild interactions between the parasitoid Aphytis lingnanensis and the predator Chilocorus circumdatus: Implications for the biological control of armoured scales
TLDR
No changes in the handling time when the predator was present suggested that parasitism behavior was not influenced by the presence of the predator, and recommended strategy in biological control programs could be the use of one of the two natural enemies at low infestation levels and to reinforce these releases with the other one at high densities of the pest. Expand
Survey of mealybugs and their parasitoids in south-east Queensland citrus.
TLDR
The citrus mealybug, Planococcus citri (Risso) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), accounted for virtually all mealybugs collected, and most individuals (97%) were collected in Mundubbera where all parasitoid species were present. Expand
Postteneral Protein Feeding may Improve Biological Control Efficiency of Aphytis lingnanensis and Aphytis melinus
TLDR
The host-feeding activities of the two Aphytis species were differentially affected by the addition of protein to their diets, which may have direct implications for augmentative biological control programs, especially during transportation from insectaries to the field, a period of time when parasitoids are deprived of hosts. Expand
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Inoculum dynamics and infection of citrus fruit by Phyllosticta citricarpa.
TLDR
It is suggested that inoculum sources in the tree canopy other than those detected by spore trapping and direct leaf litter monitoring may play a major role in the epidemiology of citrus black spot. Expand
Abstracts of papers presented at the 7th International Symposium of Scale Insect Studies (ISSIS-VII)
S OF PAPERS PRESENTED AT T H E 7TH I N T E R N A T I O N A L S Y M P O S I U M OF S C A L E I N S E C T STUDIES (ISSlS-VII)