volume 168, issue 11, P800-807 2020
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12958
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Mehran Rezaei, Ali A. Talebi, Yaghoub Fathipour, Javad Karimzadeh, Mohammad Mehrabadi, Gadi V.P. Reddy

Abstract: Aphidius matricariae Haliday (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) is a polyphagous solitary endoparasitoid, attacking more than 40 species of aphids. This parasitoid is an important commercial product of many companies that produce biological control agents. Storage at low temperature increases the shelf life of many biocontrol agents, allowing companies to provide a steady and sufficient supply of insects for biocontrol programs. In the current study, the effects of cold storage of 1‐day‐old host mummies with A. matrica…

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