Establishment of Psyllaephagus parvus and P. perplexans as serendipitous biological control agents of Eucalyptus psyllids in southern California

@article{Jones2011EstablishmentOP,
  title={Establishment of Psyllaephagus parvus and P. perplexans as serendipitous biological control agents of Eucalyptus psyllids in southern California},
  author={Michele Eatough Jones and Kent M Daane and Timothy D. Paine},
  journal={BioControl},
  year={2011},
  volume={56},
  pages={735-744}
}
The free-living lemon gum psyllid, Cryptoneossa triangula Taylor, and the lerp-forming spotted gum psyllid, Eucalyptolyma maideni Froggatt (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) are invasive pests of eucalypts in California. In 2007, Psyllaephagus parvus Riek (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) was discovered parasitizing spotted gum psyllids and Psyllaephagus perplexans Cockerell was collected from lemon gum psyllids. While neither parasitoid species was purposely introduced, presence of the parasitoids was… CONTINUE READING