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Potential for mass release of insect parasitoids and predators through development of artificial culture techniques

  title={Potential for mass release of insect parasitoids and predators through development of artificial culture techniques},
  author={S. Grenier and P. Greany and A. Cohen},
Growth of a pupal ectoparasitoid, Diapetimorphaintroita, on an artificial diet: stimulation of growth rate by a lipid extract from host pupae
Data from this study indicate thatoptimization and successful utilization of an artificial diet to rear D. introita depends on identification of host factors required by the Parasitic for growth and development. Expand
In vitro rearing of Anagrus breviphragma (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae), an egg parasitoid of Cicadella viridis (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), from second instar larva to adult on diets without insect components
In vitro rearing of Anagrus breviphragma Soyka, an egg parasitoid of Cicadella viridis (Linnaeus), from the second instar larva to the adult stage is described and the addition of both egg yolk and yeast extract resulted in twelve out of twenty larvae reaching the adults stage. Expand
In vitro rearing of Campoletis sonorensis, a larval endoparasitoid of Heliothis virescens from egg to third instar in an artificial medium devoid of insect sources
Trehalose, lysine, threonine, asparagine, glutamine, hydroxyproline, serine, bovine serum albumin, and lactalbumin were beneficial to C. sonorensis in vitro and addition of fresh chicken egg yolk at a low level improved the artificial media. Expand
Rearing of ectoparasitoid Diapetimorpha introita on an artificial diet: supplementation with insect cell line-derived factors
Neither cell line significantly enhanced the average weight of female parasitoids, shortened developmental time, nor increased % cocoons produced and % adult emergence, but providing additional nutrients to both diets enhanced theaverage weight of the females on Sf9Cell and males and females on FBCell. Expand
The egg parasitoids Trichogramma: from laboratory mass rearing to biological control of lepidopteran pests
Scientific and technical information on how diet could influence Trichogramma adult reproductive behaviour, the effect of continuous rearing on the egg parasitoid genetic diversity, Trichogramsma preferences to host eggs and impact of host quality on the wasp performance are emphasised in this review. Expand
Effect of different artificial diets on biological parameters of female Chrysoperla carnea under laboratory conditions
The study revealed that H2O + Sugar +Yeast + Honey was showed highest survival and fecundity while Water+ Sugar+ Yeast+ Evion least one. Expand
Biological Control to Maintain Natural Densities of Insects and Mites by Field Releases of Lady Beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)
The trends of prey devouring demonstrate profound effects that lady beetle may have on target and non-target pests, and highlight their importance for initiating of biological control programs. Expand
Ecology and biocontrol potential of the South African flower bugs Orius thripoborus and Orius naivashae
O. thripoborus appeared to be, in many aspects, a more suitable biocontrol agent than O. naivashae for use against arthropod pests in South Africa due to its better nutritional plasticity. Expand
Influence of Varying Temperature on Life Stages of Chrysoperla carnea (Stephens) under Laboratory Conditions
The maximum mortality was recorded at 37 oC in egg and first instar stages, no any stage was survived after second instar and the temperature ranges from 25 to 31 oC have been proved suitable for the development of C. carnea. Expand