Natural Enemies of the Harrisia Cactus Mealybug and Other Hypogeococcus Species (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in Puerto Rico: Identification and Taxonomic Notes on Primary and Secondary Parasitoids

@article{Triapitsyn2020NaturalEO,
  title={Natural Enemies of the Harrisia Cactus Mealybug and Other Hypogeococcus Species (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in Puerto Rico: Identification and Taxonomic Notes on Primary and Secondary Parasitoids},
  author={Serguei V. Triapitsyn and Stephen D Hight and Guillermo A. Logarzo and Mar{\'i}a Bel{\'e}n Aguirre and Jose Carlos Verle Rodrigues and Vladimir A. Trjapitzin and Z. Rivera Ocasio and Maribel Rivera-V{\'a}zquez and M. J. West Ortiz and Y. Rodr{\'i}guez Reyes},
  journal={Neotropical Entomology},
  year={2020},
  volume={49},
  pages={369 - 391}
}
Primary and secondary parasitoids of Hypogeococcus spp. (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) on Cactaceae, Amaranthaceae, and Portulacaceae were reported from field surveys conducted in Puerto Rico, USA, since 2009. Resident natural enemies of the Harrisia cactus mealybug (HCM), Hypogeococcus sp., which is devastating native cacti in Puerto Rico and threatening cacti in the adjacent Caribbean islands, were documented prior to the planned introductions of non-native biological control agents from South… Expand
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