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dc.contributor.authorBeltrá, Aleixandre
dc.contributor.authorTena, Alejandro
dc.contributor.authorSoto, Antonia
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-01T10:11:04Z
dc.date.available2017-06-01T10:11:04Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationBeltra, A., Tena, A., Soto, A. (2013). Fortuitous biological control of the invasive mealybug Phenacoccus peruvianus in Southern Europe. Biocontrol, 58(3), 309-317.
dc.identifier.issn1386-6141
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11939/4812
dc.description.abstractPhenacoccus peruvianus Granara de Willink (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) is a Neotropical invasive mealybug that has rapidly spread throughout Mediterranean Basin. It has established itself as the principal pest of several ornamental plants, causing considerable problems in nurseries and urban landscapes. The aim of this study was to determine the natural enemy complex of this pest and report the feasibility of its biological control. Six urban green spaces were surveyed in eastern Spain from 2008 to 2010. The most abundant natural enemies of P. peruvianus were found to be the primary parasitoids Acerophagus n. sp. near coccois and Leptomastix epona Walker (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae). Phenacoccus peruvianus populations were lower during the second and third year of the survey, coinciding with an increase of the parasitoid Acerophagus sp., which displaced the native L. epona. Differential female offspring and resource preemption are discussed as the main reasons for this displacement.
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dc.titleFortuitous biological control of the invasive mealybug Phenacoccus peruvianus in Southern Europe
dc.typearticle
dc.authorAddressInstituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA), Carretera CV-315, Km. 10’7, 46113 Moncada (Valencia), Españaes
dc.date.issuedFreeFormJUN 2013
dc.entidadIVIACentro de Protección Vegetal y Biotecnología
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10526-012-9488-5
dc.journal.abbreviatedTitleBiocontrol
dc.journal.issueNumber3
dc.journal.titleBiocontrol
dc.journal.volumeNumber58
dc.page.final317
dc.page.initial309
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccess
dc.source.typeImpreso


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