Sustained Mass Release of Pupal Parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) for Control of Hydrotaea aenescens and Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) in Broiler-Breeder Poultry Houses in Arkansas

@inproceedings{McKay2007SustainedMR,
  title={Sustained Mass Release of Pupal Parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) for Control of Hydrotaea aenescens and Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) in Broiler-Breeder Poultry Houses in Arkansas},
  author={Tanja McKay and C. Dayton Steelman and Sheri M. Brazil and Allen L. Szalanski},
  year={2007}
}
Abstract Muscidifurax zaraptor Kogan and Legner, M. raptorellus Kogan and Legner, and Spalangia cameroni Perkins were released bi-weekly in two facilities at a broiler-breeder egg production farm in Arkansas during 2003 and 2004. Of the recovered house fly, Musca domestica L., sentinel pupae, 18.8% were parasitized in 2003, with M. zaraptor being the dominant species (66.8%) and M. raptorellus contributing 6.9% of the parasitism. The release of M. raptorellus did not result in substantial… CONTINUE READING

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