Sandanayaka, W.R.M., Jenkins, H.K., Davis, V.A., Santos, K., & Bell, V.A. 2022 Interspecific interaction between Anagyrus fusciventris and Tetracnemoidea brevicornis for controlling Pseudococcus calceolariae. Biocontrol Science and Technology


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  • Notes: A complementary effect of the two species on mealybug suppression was highlighted in our findings, due to their species-specific host stage preference, A. fusciventris prefer older life stages while T. brevicornis prefer younger life stages. Therefore both species together could provide stable control of the pest population more effectively than one species alone.