Host egg age of Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heteroptera, Coreidae) and parasitism by Gryon pennsylvanicum (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae).

@article{Peverieri2013HostEA,
  title={Host egg age of Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heteroptera, Coreidae) and parasitism by Gryon pennsylvanicum (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae).},
  author={Giuseppino Sabbatini Peverieri and Paola Furlan and Daniele Benassai and Sarah Caradonna and Ward B. Strong and Pio Federico Roversi},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2013},
  volume={106 2},
  pages={633-40}
}
Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann (Heteroptera, Coreidae) is native to Western North America and is a serious pest for seed production of conifers. The pest was accidentally introduced into Europe in the 1990s. Since then, seed loss has been recorded in Pinus pinea (L.) forests, with a negative impact on the commercial production of pine nuts. Classical biological control of this pest in P. pinea stands is an attractive proposition. Previous work showed that the egg-parasitoid Gryon… CONTINUE READING