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- Cherry, Ron
- Florida entomologist 2011 v.94 no.2 pp. 352-353
- Blissus insularis; Hemiptera; Scelionidae; biological control agents; parasitic wasps; Florida
- ... The parasitic wasp Eumicrosoma benefica has year round activity and was found at all southern chinch bug infestations that were sampled in southern Florida. This parasite is an important, if not the most important, biological control agent in reducing southern chinch bug populations in southern Florida. ...
- Reinert, James A.; Chandra, Ambika; Engelke, M.C.
- Florida entomologist 2011 v.94 no.2 pp. 158-163
- Blissus insularis; Bouteloua dactyloides; Cynodon; Eremochloa ophiuroides; Festuca arundinacea; Hemiptera; Paspalum notatum; Paspalum vaginatum; Stenotaphrum secundatum; Zoysia; cultivars; greenhouses; insect pests; turf grasses
- ... The southern chinch bug (Blissus insularis Barber) is the most damaging insect pest of St. Augustinegrass (Stenotaphrum secundatum Walt. Kuntze), across the southern U.S.A. Susceptibility to the southern chinch bug and reproductive potential of the bugs on 24 cultivars from 7 genera in 8 turfgrasses were evaluated under greenhouse conditions. Stenotaphrum secundatum (‘Raleigh’, ‘Texas Common’, and ...