International Journal of Pest Management (2018) 64, 294-302

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Pio Federico Roversi, Matteo Maltese, Sauro Simoni, Pasquale Cascone, Francesco Binazzi, Agostino Strangi, Giuseppino Sabbatini Peverieri and Emilio Guerrieri (2018)
Graphosoma lineatum (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae): a suitable host for mass rearing Ooencyrtus telenomicida (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae)
International Journal of Pest Management 64 (4), 294-302
Abstract: The species Ooencyrtus telenomicida (Vassiliev) (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) is currently being considered as a candidate for augmentative biological control agent (BCA) against several pests, including Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Protocols for mass production of a BCA need fundamental information on its biological attributes. Here we tested a possible laboratory host for the rearing of O. telenomicida: the common bug Graphosoma lineatum L. (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). At tested conditions, O. telenomicida biological parameters were: rm 0.154, offspring production 84.07 specimens/female, sex ratio (% females) 71%, juvenile development time about 16 days, population doubling time 4.52 days, emergence rate about 90%.
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Database assignments for author(s): Pio Federico Roversi, Emilio Guerrieri, Pasquale Cascone

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

Pest and/or beneficial records:

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

Halyomorpha halys
Ooencyrtus telenomicida (parasitoid) Halyomorpha halys