Florida Entomologist (2008) 91, 338-340

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J.P. Cuda, J.L. Gillmore, J.C. Medal and J.H. Pedrosa-Macedo (2008)
Mass rearing of Pseudophilothrips ichini (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae), an approved biological control agent for Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae)
Florida Entomologist 91 (2), 338-340
Abstract: A technique for rearing large numbers of the thrips P. ichini, an approved biological control agent for Brazilian peppertree, was developed. This rearing method facilitated laboratory host range testing that was required for obtaining approval for field release in Florida. The procedure will be used for mass rearing the insect to provide sufficient numbers of insects for the initial field releases at several Florida locations.
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Database assignments for author(s): James P. Cuda, Julio C. Medal

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
rearing/culturing/mass production
classical biocontrol/new introduction


Pest and/or beneficial records:

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


Schinus terebinthifolius (weed) U.S.A. (SE)
Pseudophilothrips ichini (weed bioagent) Schinus terebinthifolius (weed)