Life table studies on Anagyrus pseudococci, an important parasitoid of the key wine and table pest, vine mealybug

Project number
US E/A A3

Project title
Life table studies on Anagyrus pseudococci, an important parasitoid of the key wine and table pest, vine mealybug

Project leader
Addison, P

Institution
University of Stellenbosch. Department of Entomology

Team members
Samways, M J
Walton, V M
Pringle, K L
Jelbert, C

Committee
Plant Protection

Completion date
2008

Project description
Vine mealybug (VMB) continues to be a key pest in South African vineyards.  Biological control is important for this pest but is not adequate for economic control.  An additional biological control agent is needed for mass releases on vine mealybug  and Anagyrus pseudococci was identified as one of the most important parasitoids biologically controlling this pest. Basic information on the developmental biology is currently lacking and is needed in order to understand the importance of this parasitoid, in order to optimize rearing and release methodology.

Presentation
Mgocheki, N and Wohlfarter, M. 2007. Development of a biological control programme for vie mealybug, Palnococcus ficus Signoret (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae) in vineyards. Presentation at the 21st SCB Meeting: Vine Ecology Workshop. 27 June, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Final Report.pdf

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