Intra- and interspecific interactions between Lysiphlebus testaceipes and Lipolexis scutellaris (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae) reared on Toxoptera citricida (Homoptera: Aphididae).

@article{Persad2003IntraAI,
  title={Intra- and interspecific interactions between Lysiphlebus testaceipes and Lipolexis scutellaris (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae) reared on Toxoptera citricida (Homoptera: Aphididae).},
  author={Anand B Persad and Marjorie A. Hoy},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2003},
  volume={96 3},
  pages={564-9}
}
Classical biological control of the brown citrus aphid Toxoptera citricida Kirkaldy in Florida has involved the release of Lipolexis scutellaris Mackauer. Lysiphlebus testaceipes Cresson is already present in Florida and also parasitizes T. citricida. Because parasitoid-parasitoid interactions may affect the establishment of a newly introduced parasitoid species, intra- and interspecific larval interactions of both parasitoids were studied in the laboratory using T. citricida reared on citrus… CONTINUE READING