Parasitism by Ixodiphagus wasps (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) in Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Amblyomma ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) in three regions of Brazil.

@article{Lopes2012ParasitismBI,
  title={Parasitism by Ixodiphagus wasps (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) in Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Amblyomma ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) in three regions of Brazil.},
  author={Alberto J O Lopes and Jos{\'e} R S Nascimento-J{\'u}nior and Cl{\'a}udio Giovanio da Silva and Angelo Pedro Prado and Marcelo B Labruna and L{\'i}vio Martins Costa-J{\'u}nior},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2012},
  volume={105 6},
  pages={
          1979-81
        }
}
Hymenopteran parasitoids have been shown to be of potential value in tick biocontrol. Tick parasitoids has been reported only once in Brazil, over 95 yr ago when Ixodiphagus hookeri (Howard) was reported parasitizing Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Latreille) nymphs in Rio de Janeiro. Herein, we report the occurrence of Ixodiphagus spp. in ticks from three different regions of Brazil. In the state of Maranhão, in northeastern Brazil, parasitoids were detected in R. sanguineus nymphs on three… CONTINUE READING
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