First exploration of parasitoids of Drosophila suzukii in South Korea as potential classical biological agents

  title={First exploration of parasitoids of Drosophila suzukii in South Korea as potential classical biological agents},
  author={Kent M. Daane and Xingeng Wang and Antonio Biondi and Betsey Miller and Jeffrey Conrath Miller and Helmut Riedl and Peter W. Shearer and Emilio Guerrieri and Massimo Giorgini and Matthew L. Buffington and Kees Achterberg and Yoo Han Song and Taegu Kang and Hoonbok Yi and Chuleui Jung and Dong Woon Lee and Bu-Keun Chung and Kim Alan Hoelmer and Vaughn M Walton},
  journal={Journal of Pest Science},
The invasive spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii Matsumura (Dipt.: Drosophilidae), a native of East Asia, has widely established in North America and Europe, where it is a serious pest of small and stone fruit crops. The lack of effective indigenous parasitoids of D. suzukii in the recently colonized regions prompted the first foreign exploration for co-evolved parasitoids in South Korea during 2013 and 2014. We collected the larval parasitoids Asobara japonica Belokobylskij, A. leveri… 
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