Florida Entomologist (1993) 76, 395-397

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Fred D. Bennett, Holly Glenn and Richard M. Baranowski (1993)
Goetheana shakespearei (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) an immigrant parasitoid of thrips in Florida and Guadeloupe?
Florida Entomologist 76 (2), 395-397
Abstract: In 1935 the parasitoid Goetheana shakespearei was introduced from West Africa into Trinidad as a biological control agent for the cocoa thrips Selenothrips rubrocinctus. The parasitoid has been recorded as being established in Trinidad, Grenada, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the Bahamas. In the current report the parasitoid was found in Guadeloupe, where it has never been released. The parasitoid has also been released repeatedly in Florida and has been collected in one instance from there. However, it is not clear whether it is actually established in Florida.
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Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:

Pest and/or beneficial records:

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

Selenothrips rubrocinctus Trinidad and Tobago
Echinothrips caribeanus Guadeloupe
Goetheana shakespearei (parasitoid) Bahamas
Goetheana shakespearei (parasitoid) Jamaica
Goetheana shakespearei (parasitoid) Puerto Rico
Goetheana shakespearei (parasitoid) Venezuela
Goetheana shakespearei (parasitoid) Selenothrips rubrocinctus Trinidad and Tobago
Goetheana shakespearei (parasitoid) Echinothrips caribeanus Guadeloupe