Competition between Gonatocerus ashmeadi and G . triguttatus for glassy winged sharpshooter ( Homalodisca coagulata ) egg masses

@inproceedings{Irvin2006CompetitionBG,
  title={Competition between Gonatocerus ashmeadi and G . triguttatus for glassy winged sharpshooter ( Homalodisca coagulata ) egg masses},
  author={Nicola A. Irvin and Mark S. Hoddle and David J. W. Morgan},
  year={2006}
}
The introduction of a biological control agent can have significant effects on natural enemies that use the same host. Interspecific competition between natural enemies can impact the efficacy of control and, consequently, is the subject of increasing research scrutiny. Three experimental approaches were used to evaluate competitive outcomes between Gonatocerus ashmeadi and G. triguttatus parasitizing Homalodisca coagulata egg masses in the laboratory. (1) When both species were introduced to… CONTINUE READING