Parasitoids with potential for the control of Hypsipyla grandella in Latin America

Blanco-Metzler, H., Vargas, C., & Hauxwell, C. (2001) Parasitoids with potential for the control of Hypsipyla grandella in Latin America. In Hauxwell, C. & Floyd, R.B. (Eds.) Hypsipyla Shoot Borers in Meliaceae : Proceedings of an International Workshop held at Kandy, Sri Lanka 20–23 August 1996. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra, ACT, pp. 140-145.

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Hypsipyla grandella (Zeller) is the most important insect pest of the Meliaceae in the Neotropics. This paper reviews the information on H. grandella parasitoids in Latin America and the Caribbean. Preliminary data on the parasitoid complex in Turrialba, Costa Rica, are presented, where apparent parasitisation of H. grandella during 1995–1996 reached 36%. The lowest level of parasitisation occurred during the dry season. The parasitoid Apanteles sp. (= Hypomicrogaster hypsipylae de Santis?) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) was the most abundant larval parasitoid with a mean of 22 parasitoids per parasitised larva and a sex ratio of 3:1 females to males. Brachymeria conica Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae) was found parasitising pupae, but at low frequency

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ID Code: 76190
Item Type: Book Chapter
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ISBN: 0642456240
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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