Abd-Rabou, S. 2017 Biocontrol of Sassetia coffeae by augmentation, releasing and evaluation of Scutellista caerulea in Egypt. Advances in Agricultural Science 5(01): 01-14


  • biological control
  • natural enemies
  • Notes: The aim of this study was to evaluate the biological control potential of Scutellista caerulea (Fonscolombe)) (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) against Saissetia coffeae (Walker) (Hemiptera: Coccidae) on olive (Olea europaea L.) by mass rearing and augmentative releases of this natural enemy during a long-term field study in Egypt. These observations enhance the understanding of the usefulness of this natural enemy after augmentation in the field.