Development of Microplitis bicoloratus on Spodoptera litura and implications for biological control

@article{Luo2006DevelopmentOM,
  title={Development of Microplitis bicoloratus on Spodoptera litura and implications for biological control},
  author={Kaijun Luo and John T Trumble and Yi Pang},
  journal={BioControl},
  year={2006},
  volume={52},
  pages={309-321}
}
Microplitis bicoloratus Chen (Hymenoptera:Braconidae:Microgastrinae), a new species of Microplitis Förster from China, is a solitary endoparasitoid of the larvae of the cotton leafworm, Spodoptera litura (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). This parasitoid is the first to be successfully reared and evaluated in the laboratory as a potential agent for the biological control of S. litura in China. Oviposition, immature development, and the effects of parasitism on the development of S. litura… 
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