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- Farder-Gomes, C.F.; Oliveira, M.A.; Gonçalves, P.L.; Gontijo, L.M.; Zanuncio, J.C.; Bragança, M.A.L.; Pires, E.M.
- Bulletin of entomological research 2017 v.107 no.4 pp. 487-492
- Atta sexdens, etc ; Apocephalus; Neotropics; adults; biological control; females; head; hosts; insecticides; leaf-cutting ants; males; natural enemies; parasitism; parasitoids; progeny; pupae; rearing; sex ratio; Show all 18 Subjects
- ... The leaf-cutting ant Atta sexdens Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) is one of the most damaging agricultural pests in the Neotropics. Management strategies predominantly rely on the use of general insecticides. What is needed are more species-specific and environmentally friendly options. Parasitioids such as phorid flies (Diptera: Phoridae) may be one such option, but a greater understanding of the ...