volume 163, issue 3, P251-264 2017
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12587
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Marco Amante, Matthias Schöller, Pompeo Suma, Agatino Russo

Abstract: AbstractBethylidae is a family belonging to the insect order Hymenoptera and contains about 2 200 described species. Bethylids typically parasitize larvae of Lepidoptera and Coleoptera, including species that are serious pests of stored products. Here, we review the main characteristics of each of the bethylids reported as biological control agent of these pests. The biological characteristics and peculiarities are reported for each species, and the potential for their practical application is discussed.