Mohamed Khadar Abdi, Costanza Jucker, Beatrice De Marchi, Ian C.W. Hardy, Daniela Lupi
Abstract:Biological control efficiency can be improved by developing effective mass-rearing systems to produce large numbers of high-quality parasitoids. This study explored an alternative host for rearing Sclerodermus brevicornis (Kieffer) (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae), a potential biocontrol agent for the suppression of exotic and invasive wood-boring longhorn beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) populations in the European agroforestry ecosystems. We tested larvae of the rice moth, Corcyra cephalonica Stainton (Lepidoptera…
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