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- Heller, Wade P., et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Biological control 2018 v.118 pp. 10-15
- Bactrocera dorsalis; DNA; Diachasmimorpha longicaudata; Fopius arisanus; biological control; eggs; interspecific competition; laboratory rearing; larvae; orchards; parasitism; parasitoids; pupae
- ... Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Ashmead) and Fopius arisanus (Sonan), are two of the most abundant and widely used parasitoids for biological control of Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) worldwide. However, interspecific competition between them frequently occurs within a single host once they coexit in same orchard, resulting in reduction of their combined impact. However, thus far, it is difficult to c ...
- Heller, Wade P, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Pest management science 2015 v.71 no.12 pp. 1666-1674
- Bactrocera dorsalis; Ceratitis capitata; DNA; Fopius arisanus; biological control; developmental stages; eggs; fruit flies; hosts; mass rearing; parasitism; parasitoids; pest management; population; quantitative polymerase chain reaction; rapid methods; species identification; United States
- ... BACKGROUND: Parasitism detection and species identification are necessary in fruit fly biological control. Currently, release of mass‐reared Fopius arisanus is practiced worldwide, as it is effective in controlling Bactrocera dorsalis and Ceratitis capitata. To detect and assess parasitism in parasitoid mass‐rearing colonies and parasitism levels in field populations across all life stages of host ...