Plata, Á., Gómez-Martínez, M.A., Beitia, F.J., & Tena, A. 2023 Exclusion of Mediterranean ant species enhances biological control of the invasive mealybug Delottococcus aberiae in citrus. Pest Management Science DOI 10.1002/ps.7380


  • ant association
  • Notes: This work corroborates the previous finding that D. aberiae benefits from its mutualistic relationship with Lasius grandis, probably because the presence of ants reduced the abundance of generalist predators. This mutualism can be disrupted using physical barriers on on the trunk.