EFFICIENCY OF ERETMOCERUS-DEBACHI ROSE AND ROSEN (HYM, APHELINIDAE) IN CONTROLLING THE WHITEFLY PARABEMISIA-MYRICAE (KUWANA) (HOM, ALEYRODIDAE)


SENGONCA V., UYGUN N., KERSTING U., ULUSOY M. R.

ANZEIGER FUR SCHADLINGSKUNDE PFLANZENSCHUTZ UMWELTSCHUTZ, vol.68, no.6, pp.123-127, 1995 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf01911046
  • Title of Journal : ANZEIGER FUR SCHADLINGSKUNDE PFLANZENSCHUTZ UMWELTSCHUTZ
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-127

Abstract

The whitefly, Parabemisia myricae (Kuwana) (Hym.: Aleyrodidae) is a most serious problem in citrus since it was accidentally introduced into the Southeast Mediterranean region of Turkey in 1982. To control this pest biologically, the specific parasitoid, Eretmocerus debachi Rose and Rosen (Hym.: Aphelinidae), was imported from California to Turkey in 1986. The parasitoid settled very well after being mass released in the entire citrus growing area. In the present study the efficiency E. debachi in controlling P. myricae was determined in naturally infested citrus orchards and on potted, artificially infested and exposed citrus seedlings over two years.