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- Tena, A., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Biological control 2019 v.138 pp. 104027
- Citrus; Cryptolaemus montrouzieri; Pseudococcidae; biological control; biological control agents; financial economics; fruit size; fruits; invasive species; natural enemies; orchards; plant damage; population growth; predators; spring; summer; Spain
- ... Delottococcus aberiae De Lotto (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) is one of the latest invasive mealybugs in Europe. It causes severe fruit distortion and reduced fruit size leading into important economic losses in citrus. Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (Mulsant) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is probably one of the most-used predators of mealybugs in biological control programs worldwide. However, its impact o ...