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Evaluation of the Argentinian parasitoid, Trichopoda giacomellii (Diptera: Tachinidae), for biological control of Nezara viridula (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in Australia



Evaluation of the Argentinian parasitoid, Trichopoda giacomellii (Diptera: Tachinidae), for biological control of Nezara viridula (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in Australia



Biological Control 15(1): 19-24



An Argentinian parasitoid, Trichopoda giacomellii (Blanchard) (Diptera: Tachinidae), was evaluated prior to its release in Australia as a biological control agent for the green vegetable bug, Nezara viridula (L.) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). In no-choice host specificity studies, females of T. giacomellii with or without prior exposure to N. viridula were exposed in separate tests to selected representatives of indigenous Australian Hemiptera. In addition to the target N. viridula, only species of the pentatoma group of Pentatomidae, Plautia affinis Dallas, Alciphron glaucas (Fabricius), and Glaucias amyoti (White), attracted oviposition and supported complete development by T. glacomellii. Two Pentatomidae, Cuspicona forticornis Breddin and Anaxarchus pardalinus Stal, attracted oviposition but parasitoids failed to develop. Other Pentatomidae failed to attract oviposition by T. giacomellii, including Biprorulus bibax Breddin, Piezodorous hybneri (Gmelin), Cuspicona simplex Walker, Oechalia schellenbergii (Guerin-Meneville), and Cematulus nasalis (Westwood); likewise for Scutelleridae, including Lampromicra senator (Fab.) and Tectocoris diophthalmus (Thunberg), as well as for Tessaratomidae, including Musgraveia sulciventris Stal, and for Coreidae, including Amblypelta nitida Stal and A. lutescens lutescens (Distant). Releases of T. giacomellii commenced in 1996 at Brookfield, Caboolture, and Indooroopilly in Queensland and near Moree in New South Wales.

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DOI: 10.1006/bcon.1999.0695


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