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- Tena, A., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- BioControl 2015 v.60 no.4 pp. 473-484
- ornamental plants; parasitism; parasitoids; Phenacoccus; oviposition; biological control agents; Lasius; Encyrtidae; biological control; France; Spain; California
- ... Phenacoccus peruvianus Granara de Willink (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) is an invasive mealybug that has become a pest of ornamental plants in Europe and has recently been detected in California, USA. In this work, we studied the tritrophic interaction among this mealybug, its main parasitoid Acerophagus n. sp. near coccois (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) and tending ants to disclose the success of this p ...