Collections of Microctonus aethiopoides Loan (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Ireland

@inproceedings{Mcneill2006CollectionsOM,
  title={Collections of Microctonus aethiopoides Loan (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Ireland},
  author={Mark R. Mcneill and J. R. Proffitt and Philippa J. Gerard and Stephen L Goldson},
  year={2006}
}
The biological control programme against Sitona lepidus (Gyllenhal) (Coleoptera: Braconidae) commenced in 1998, with the first parasitised weevils imported into New Zealand quarantine in 2000. Extensive collections in Europe confirmed that the solitary endoparasitoid Microctonus aethiopoides Loan (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) was the principal natural enemy of adult S. lepidus. With one exception, all M. aethiopoides reared from S. lepidus collected in Europe have been arrhenotokous. All M… CONTINUE READING

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