Exploration for native parasitoids of Drosophila suzukii in China reveals a diversity of parasitoid species and narrow host range of the dominant parasitoid

  title={Exploration for native parasitoids of Drosophila suzukii in China reveals a diversity of parasitoid species and narrow host range of the dominant parasitoid},
  author={Massimo Giorgini and Xingeng Wang and Yan Wang and Fu-shou Chen and Evelyne Hougardy and Hong-mei Zhang and Zong-qi Chen and Hongyin Chen and Chen-Xi Liu and P. Cascone and Giorgio Formisano and Gislaine Aparecida Carvalho and Antonio Biondi and Matthew L. Buffington and Kent M. Daane and Kim Alan Hoelmer and Emilio Guerrieri},
  journal={Journal of Pest Science},
Drosophila suzukii is native to East Asia and an invasive pest of fruit crops widely established in the Americas and Europe. The lack of effective indigenous parasitoids of D. suzukii in the invaded regions prompted surveys for co-evolved parasitoids in Yunnan Province, China, from 2013 to 2016. From banana-baited traps (2013–2015), 458 parasitoids of drosophilids were reared, comprised of Braconidae (49.56%), Figitidae (37.55%), Diapriidae (7.42%), and Pteromalidae (5.46%). Larval parasitoids… 
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