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Title: Rearing Fopius arisanus (Sonan) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Mediterranean fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae).
Authors: Harris, Ernest J.
Bautista, Renato C.
Vargas, Roger I.
Jang, Eric B.
Keywords: Ceratitis capitata
Fopius arisanus
fruit flies
host specificity
insect rearing
selection response
Issue Date: Dec-2007
Publisher: Hawaiian Entomological Society
Citation: Harris, EJ, Bautista RC, Vargas RI, Jang EB. 2007. Rearing Fopius arisanus (Sonan) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Mediterranean fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae). Proc Hawaiian Entomol Soc 39:121-126.
Abstract: In Hawaii, the egg-larval parasitoid Fopius (=Biosteres) arisanus (Sonan)(= Opius oophilus Fullaway) (Hymenotera: Braconidae) is the most effective parasitoid of its preferred host the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel (Diptera: Tephritidae).
Other Hymenopterous parasitoid species introduced into Hawaii still exist but
vary considerably in their distribution and effectiveness as biological control agents.
Based on field observations of F. arisanus parasitizing medfly in coffee and oriental
fruit fly in guava, we postulated that a strain of F. arisanus could be selected in the laboratory to be reared exclusively on medfly. We report the results of these studies.
ISSN: 0073-134X
Appears in Collections:Volume 39 - December 2007 : Hawaiian Entomological Society

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