Younas, H., Razaq, M., Farooq, M.O., & Saeed, R. 2022 Host plants of Phenacoccus solenopsis (Tinsley) affect parasitism of Aenasius bambawalei (Hayat). Phytoparasitica


  • biological control
  • host
  • natural enemies
  • Notes: Nutritional quality of P. solenopsis hosts affects the life history traits and parasitism rate of its parasitoids. Higher rate of parasitism was positively associated with body weight of the nymphs, which was significantly greater when reared on cotton. It is concluded that cotton is the best suitable host for mass rearing of A. bambawalei in the biological control programs.