Teshiba, M., Kawano, S., Tokuda, M., & Takagi, M. 2019 Development and reproduction of the parasitic wasp Allotropa subclavata (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) on the Japanese mealybug Planococcus kraunhiae (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae). Applied Entomology and Zoology 54:313–318


  • biological control
  • natural enemies
  • Notes: Allotropa subclavata Muesebeck (Hymenoptera: Platygasteridae) is one of the most effective natural enemies of the Japanese mealybug Planococcus kraunhiae (Kuwana) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), a serious pest in Japanese orchards. We examined the developmental and reproductive traits including host deprivation effect on oviposition of A. subclavata to evaluate its potential as a biological control agent for P. kraunhiae.