Comparative evaluation of two olive fruit fly parasitoids under varying abiotic conditions

Abstract

Psyttalia lounsburyi (Silvestri) and P. humilis (Silvestri) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) were evaluated in California for their potential to control the invasive olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae (Rossi) (Diptera: Tephritidae). Psyttalia lounsburyi is a specialist on B. oleae while P. humilis also attacks other tephritid species. Field cage trials, conducted… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10526-010-9332-8

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