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Institut Sophia Agrobiotech

Institut Sophia Agrobiotech

Institut Sophia Agrobiotech

UMR INRA - Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis - Cnrs
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Journal of Applied Entomology

13 octobre 2017

Journal of Applied Entomology
© 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Pre-release host range determination of the parasitoid Allotropa burrelli for the biocontrol of Pseudococcus comstocki in France

Abstract

We performed “no-choice” tests to study the host range of the parasitoid Allotropa burrelli (Muesebeck) (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) for use against the Comstock mealybug, Pseudococcus comstocki (Kuwana) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), in Southern France. We tested three Pseudococcidae species as potential non-target hosts: two species from the same genus (Pseudococcus longispinus and Pseudococcus viburni) and Planococcus citriAllotropa burrelli did not parasitize any of the non-target mealybug species tested. No attempt of oviposition was recorded for the three species tested during the first 20 min of parasitoid release and no parasitism occurred in 6–8 hr of exposure of the mealybugs to the parasitoid.

Keywords:

  • classical biological control;
  • parasitoids;
  • risk assessment;
  • specificity
Quaglietti, B., Gautier, P., Groussier, G., Fleisch, A., Kreiter, P., Ris, N., and Malausa, T. (2017). Pre‐release host range determination of the parasitoid Allotropa burrelli for the biocontrol of Pseudococcus comstocki in France. Journal of Applied Entomology 141, 665–668. DOI: 10.1111/jen.12407
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