Florida Entomologist (2018) 101, 273-278

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Albéryca Stephany de Jesus Costa Ramos, Raimunda Nonata Santos de Lemos, Valmir Antonio Costa, Ana Lucia Benfatti Gonzalez Peronti, Ester Azedo da Silva, Janaína Marques Mondego and Aldenise Alves Moreira (2018)
Hymenopteran parasitoids associated with scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) in tropical fruit trees in the eastern Amazon, Brazil
Florida Entomologist 101 (2), 273-278
Abstract: Fifteen species of parasitoids emerged from 6 species of scale insects, all are recorded for the first time in Maranhão State, Brazil. A total of 20 coccoid/parasitoid associations were found, 5 of which are new host records for the parasitoid species: Coccus hesperidum (L.) (Hemiptera: Coccidae) with Arrhenophagus chionaspidis (Aurivillius) (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae); and Praelongorthezia praelonga (Douglas) (Hemiptera: Ortheziidae) with Aenasius sp. (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), Encyrtus aurantii (Geoffroy) (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), Aprostocetus sp. (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) and Signiphora sp. (Hymenoptera: Signiphoridae).
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Database assignments for author(s): Ana Lúcia B.G. Peronti

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.

Aonidiella aurantii Coconut (Cocos nucifera) Brazil (NE)
Coccus hesperidum Cashew (Anacardium occidentale) Brazil (NE)
Coccus hesperidum Malpighia (genus) Brazil (NE)
Aulacaspis tubercularis Citrus (genus) Brazil (NE)
Praelongorthezia praelonga Citrus (genus) Brazil (NE)
Encarsia citrina (parasitoid) Aulacaspis tubercularis Citrus (genus) Brazil (NE)
Encyrtus aurantii (parasitoid) Coccus hesperidum Malpighia (genus) Brazil (NE)
Encyrtus aurantii (parasitoid) Praelongorthezia praelonga Citrus (genus) Brazil (NE)
Aphytis holoxanthus (parasitoid) Aonidiella aurantii Coconut (Cocos nucifera) Brazil (NE)
Aphytis holoxanthus (parasitoid) Aulacaspis tubercularis Citrus (genus) Brazil (NE)
Arrhenophagus chionaspidis (parasitoid) Coccus hesperidum Malpighia (genus) Brazil (NE)
Encarsia lounsburyi (parasitoid) Aulacaspis tubercularis Citrus (genus) Brazil (NE)