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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 ...
- Tena, A., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Journal of pest science 2019 v.92 no.3 pp. 1139-1148
- Nesidiocoris tenuis; adults; biological control agents; diet; dispensers; herbivores; horticultural crops; natural enemies; nutritional status; nymphs; plant damage; plant tissues; predators; sugars; tomatoes
- ... Zoophytophagous mirids (Hemiptera: Miridae) are one of the most studied and successful group of natural enemies used as biological control agents in horticultural crops. When prey is scarce, some species, such as Nesidiocoris tenuis (Reuter), may damage plant tissue by increasing feeding on vegetative and reproductive organs. Despite the importance of mirids, the provision of a sugar source as an ...