Southwestern Entomologist (2000) 25, 21-30

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Jesusa Crisostomo Legaspi, B.C. Jr. Legaspi, I. Lauzière, J.W. Jr. Smith, L.A. Rodriguez-del-Bosque, W.A. Jones and R.R. Saldana (2000)
Incidence of Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) and Jalisco fly parasite (Diptera: Tachinidae) in Mexico
Southwestern Entomologist 25 (1), 21-30
Abstract: We surveyed the incidence of Eoreuma loftini (Dyar) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in selected fields in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, in October, 1998, and collected borer larvae from eight sites from August 1998 to March 1999 to measure parasitism and to initiate a colony of the Jalisco fly, Lydella jalisco Woodley (Diptera: Tachinidae). Sugarcane injury from E. loftini larval tunneling was relatively low, ranging from 3-4.4% bored intemodes. Bored internodes caused by another stalkborer, Diatraea considerata Heinrich (Pyralidae), ranged from 1.3-6.3%. The extant stalkborer population was almost equally divided between the two species. A total of 3,040 E. loftini larvae were collected, 209 of which were parasitized (6.9%). Lydella jalisco was collected most consistently from the Los Lirios, Ejido Caimanero locality, which yielded 16.1% parasitism (193 fly larvae/1,197 borer larvae). Parasitization by L. jalisco was most successful from mid-August (1998) to mid-October when parasitism was close to 30%. After mid-October, L. jalisco declined and parasitism was predominantly due to the egg-larval parasite Chelonus sonorensis Cameron (Hymenoptera: Braconidae).
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Database assignments for author(s): Jesusa Crisostomo Legaspi, Luis A. Rodriguez-Del-Bosque

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.

Eoreuma loftini Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) Mexico
Diatraea considerata Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) Mexico
Chelonus sonorensis (parasitoid) Eoreuma loftini Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) Mexico
Lydella jalisco (parasitoid) Eoreuma loftini Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) Mexico