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Parasitoids of Sophonia Leafhoppers in Southern China

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Title:Parasitoids of Sophonia Leafhoppers in Southern China
Authors:Messing, Russell
Alyokhin, Andrei
Quan, Lin-nai
Yiqun, Chen
Xiongxi, Fang
Keywords:Sophonia rufofascia
show 9 morePsidium guajava
natural enemies
biological control agents
population dynamics
seasonal variation
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Date Issued:Nov 2003
Publisher:Hawaiian Entomological Society
Citation:Messing R, Alyokhin A, Quan L, Yiqun C, Xiongxi F. 2003. Parasitoids of Sophonia leafhoppers in southern China. Proc Hawaiian Entomol Soc 36:111–114.
Abstract:Leafhoppers and their parasitoids in Fuzhou, China, were sampled from 1998 to 2001 in order to find natural enemies with potential for biological control of Sophonia rufofascia in Hawaii. Eleven parasitoid species were found, of which Chaetomymar sp. (Mymaridae) were the most abundant, accounting for 65.8% of total parasitism. Parasitism of leafhopper eggs in guava orchards averaged 61.9% from April to November, with peak parasitism in September of 91.4%.
Description:Scientific note.
Appears in Collections: Volume 36 - November 2003 : Hawaiian Entomological Society

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