Weather‐mediated regulation of olive scale by two parasitoids

  title={Weather‐mediated regulation of olive scale by two parasitoids},
  author={Jacques Rochat and Andrew Paul Gutierrez},
  journal={Journal of Animal Ecology},
Summary 1  The effects of temperature and interspecific competition among two parasitoids (Aphytis maculicornis (=paramaculicornis) (Masi)–Coccophagoides utilis Doutt) of the olive scale (Parlatoria oleae (Colvee)) were examined, and the reason for the successful biological control of olive scale explained. 2  An age-structure distributed maturation time model of this system was developed that simplifies many of the details of prior physiologically based models. 3  Temperature… 

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