Aguirre, M.B., Bruzzone, O.A., Triapitsyn, S.V., Diaz-Soltero, H., Hight, S.D., & Logarzo, G.A. 2021 Influence of competition and intraguild predation between two candidate biocontrol parasitoids on their potential impact against Harrisia cactus mealybug, Hypogeococcus sp. (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae). Scientific Reports 11:13377


  • biological control
  • natural enemies
  • Notes: We studied the type of interactions (competition and intraguild predation) that existed between the nymphal parasitoids Anagyrus cachamai and A. lapachosus (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), two candidate neoclassical biocontrol agents against the Puerto Rican cactus pest mealybug, Hypogeococcus sp. (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae).