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dc.contributor.author Harris, Ernest J en_US
dc.contributor.author Bautista, Renato C en_US
dc.contributor.author Vargas, Roger I en_US
dc.contributor.author Jang, Eric B en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-24T02:40:19Z en_US
dc.date.available 2008-04-24T02:40:19Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2007-12 en_US
dc.identifier.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. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0073-134X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1298 en_US
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Hawaiian Entomological Society en_US
dc.subject Ceratitis capitata en_US
dc.subject Fopius arisanus en_US
dc.subject fruit flies en_US
dc.subject host specificity en_US
dc.subject insect rearing en_US
dc.subject parasitoids en_US
dc.subject selection response en_US
dc.title Rearing Fopius arisanus (Sonan) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Mediterranean fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae). en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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