Newly imported larval parasitoids pose minimal competitive risk to extant egg-larval parasitoid of tephritid fruit flies in Hawaii.

@article{Wang2002NewlyIL,
  title={Newly imported larval parasitoids pose minimal competitive risk to extant egg-larval parasitoid of tephritid fruit flies in Hawaii.},
  author={X. G. Wang and Russell H. Messing},
  journal={Bulletin of entomological research},
  year={2002},
  volume={92 5},
  pages={423-9}
}
Competitive displacement of fruit fly parasitoids has been a serious issue in the history of fruit fly biological control in Hawaii. This concern regarding competitive risk of new parasitoids has led to an overall tightening of regulations against the use of classical biological control to manage fruit flies. Fopius arisanus (Sonan), an egg-larval parasitoid, is the most effective natural enemy of tephritid fruit flies in Hawaii. This study evaluated the competitive risk of two recently… CONTINUE READING

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