Journal of Applied Entomology - Zeitschrift für angewandte Entomologie (2002) 126, 384-388

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C. Souliotis, D. Markoyiannaki-Printziou and F. Lefkaditis (2002)
The problems and prospects of integrated control of Agonoscena pistaciae Burck. and Laut. (Hom., Sternorrhyncha) in Greece
Journal of Applied Entomology - Zeitschrift für angewandte Entomologie 126 (7-8), 384-388
Abstract: A study of the role of natural enemies of Agonoscena pistaciae Burck. and Laut. populations, in a pistachio orchard located in the Makrakomi area of Central Greece, was carried out during 1999-2000. Agonoscena pistaciae is economically the most important psyllid species of pistachio in Greece and causes considerable damage. Its adult population evaluation is clearly distinguishable in two phases. The first phase, from early April until the end of July, is characterized by slow population development. In the second phase, from the end of July until the fall of the leaves, the population density of this insect increases rapidly and reaches high levels. During this second phase, the presence of the predator insects Chrysoperla carnea Steph., Anthocoris nemoralis F and of the parasitoid Psyllaephagus pistaciae Ferriere is noteworthy. Among these, the most important is the parasitoid, which appears in satisfactory numbers between the end of July and the end of September/beginning of October and plays a significant role in reducing the populations of A. pistaciae that are on the point of hibernating.
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Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
population dynamics/ epidemiology
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
population dynamics/epizootiology


Pest and/or beneficial records:

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


Agonoscena pistaciae Pistachio nut and relatives (Pistacia) Greece
Anthocoris nemoralis (predator) Agonoscena pistaciae Pistachio nut and relatives (Pistacia) Greece
Chrysoperla carnea (predator) Agonoscena pistaciae Pistachio nut and relatives (Pistacia) Greece
Psyllaephagus pistaciae (parasitoid) Agonoscena pistaciae Pistachio nut and relatives (Pistacia) Greece