Biocontrol Science and Technology (2017) 27, 903-907

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David J. Biddinger, Alex Surcica and Neelendra K. Joshi (2017)
A native predator utilising the invasive brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) as a food source
Biocontrol Science and Technology 27 (7), 903-907
Abstract: The nest provisions of a native predator species Bicyrtes quadrifasciata (Say) (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae) were surveyed and examined for the presence of nymphs of Halyomorpha halys, which is an invasive pest of many economically important agricultural crops in the U.S.A. We found 96% of the nest provisions of B. quadrifasciata were H. halys indicating the potential of B. quadrifasciata in biocontrol of this pest. Potential of B. quadrifasciata in regulating population dynamics of H. halys is discussed.
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Database assignments for author(s): Neelendra K. Joshi

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
general biology - morphology - evolution

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

Halyomorpha halys