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Biology and life history of Hyperaspis trifurcata feeding on Dactylopius opuntiae
These parameters indicate that H. trifurcata has potential as a biological control agent of D. opuntiae and could complete its life cycle when reared on any developmental stage of the wild cochineal scale. Expand
First Record of the Bronze Bug, Thaumastocoris peregrinus Carpintero & Dellapé 2006 (Hemiptera: Thaumastocoridae), in Mexico1
Eucalyptus spp. (Myrtales: Myrtaceae) are a diverse group of fast-growing tree species that are grown in many parts of the world. They are important for the different uses of their wood, cellulose,Expand
First record of eucalyptus gall wasp Leptocybe invasa (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) in Mexico
The presence of the invader eucalyptus gall wasp Leptocybe invasa Fischer & La Salle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) is recorded for the first time in Mexico. This forest pest has been detected in northernExpand
One maternal lineage leads the expansion of Thaumastocoris peregrinus (Hemiptera: Thaumastocoridae) in the New and Old Worlds
Using mtDNA to characterize specimens of T. peregrinus and combining data with previous data available from South Africa, Australia, and Europe to construct a world mtDNA network of haplotypes shows that Haplotype A has an invasion success over many countries in the World. Expand
Classical and fortuitous biological control of the prickly pear cochineal, Dactylopius opuntiae, in Israel
The establishment in Israel of both predators of D. opuntiae and its Mexican predators is a promising solution to the problem, although it is too early to determine how successful this endeavor will be. Expand
Two New Species of Brown Lacewings as Predators of Melanaphis sacchari in Central Mexico
The sugarcane aphid (SCA), Melanaphis sacchari Zehntner (Hemiptera: Aphididae), was first reported in 2014 in sorghum fields in southern United States and northern Mexico, and caused 60–90% loss in grain production when populations were not managed timely. Expand
Damage caused by Tetranychus Merganser Bondreaux (Acari: Tetranychidae) on Nopal Verdura Opuntia Ficus-Indica (L.) Miller during winter
The spider mite T. merganser causes damages to the nopal verdura (prickly pear vegetable crop) in one of the principal cactus crop regions of Mexico. Expand