Parasitoids of Sophonia Leafhoppers in Southern China

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2003-11
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Messing, Russell
Alyokhin, Andrei
Quan, Lin-nai
Yiqun, Chen
Xiongxi, Fang
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Hawaiian Entomological Society
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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%.
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Scientific note.
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Sophonia rufofascia, Hawaii, Chaetomymar, Cicadellidae, parasitoids, Psidium guajava, natural enemies, biological control agents, parasitism, population dynamics, seasonal variation, Mymaridae, guavas, China
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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.
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