Florida Entomologist (2002) 85, 276-278

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Matthew G. Hentz and Gregg S. Nuessly (2002)
Morphology and biology of Diomus terminatus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), a predator of Sipha flava (Homoptera: Aphidae)
Florida Entomologist 85 (1), 276-278
Abstract: Diomus terminatus is an adult and larval predator of the yellow sugarcane aphid in south Florida. A description of the immature life stages and some of the basic biology were presented. We found that head capsule widths proved to be the most reliable method for determining larval instars. Further studies on its biology are needed to evaluate its potential as a biological control agent against yellow sugarcane aphid.
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Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
general biology - morphology - evolution


Pest and/or beneficial records:

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


Sipha flava U.S.A. (SE)
Diomus terminatus (predator) Sipha flava U.S.A. (SE)