Establishment and seasonal activity in New Zealand of Mastrus ridens, a gregarious ectoparasitoid of codling moth Cydia pomonella

@article{Charles2019EstablishmentAS,
  title={Establishment and seasonal activity in New Zealand of Mastrus ridens, a gregarious ectoparasitoid of codling moth Cydia pomonella},
  author={John Gordon Charles and W. R. Manoharie Sandanayaka and James T. S. Walker and Peter Wesley Shaw and Asha Chhagan and L. M. Cole and K. M. Colhoun and Vicky Davis and D. Roger Wallis},
  journal={BioControl},
  year={2019},
  volume={64},
  pages={291-301}
}
The establishment of Mastrus ridens Horstmann (Hym: Ichneumonidae) in New Zealand, from introductions in 2012–2015, was assessed in 2016. Two assessment techniques were used: (1) 10-cm wide corrugated cardboard trunk bands deployed throughout the summer and winter periods to catch wild codling moth larvae and their parasitoids; and (2) sentinel, laboratory reared, codling moth larvae, cocooned within narrow, 2-cm wide corrugated cardboard bands, deployed on a monthly rotation throughout the… CONTINUE READING

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