Biocontrol Science and Technology (2013) 23, 1342-1348

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Maria Luisa Dindo, Santolo Francati, Elisa Marchetti, Chiara Ferracini, Ambra Quacchia and Alberto Alma (2013)
Acceptance and suitability of Cacyreus marshalli (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) as host for three indigenous parasitoids
Biocontrol Science and Technology 23 (11), 1342-1348
Abstract: Laboratory tests were conducted in Italy to evaluate the acceptance and suitability of the alien butterfly Cacyreus marshalli Butler as host for three indigenous parasitoids, Trichogramma brassicae (Bezdenko), Exorista larvarum (L.) and Brachymeria tibialis (Walker). Only E. larvarum and B. tibialis showed potential to adapt to C. marshalli. Their contribution to biological control appeared to be especially related to host mortality due to incomplete parasitoid development.
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Database assignments for author(s): Alberto Alma, Santolo Francati

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
evaluation - screening - selection

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Cacyreus marshalli Italy
Brachymeria tibialis (parasitoid) Cacyreus marshalli Italy
Exorista larvarum (parasitoid) Cacyreus marshalli Italy