Establishment of Encarsia smithi (Silvestri) (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) on Pohnpei for Control of the Orange Spiny Whitefly, Aleurocanthus spiniferus (Quaintance) (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae)

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1992
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Muniappan, R.
Marutani, M.
Esguerra, Nelson
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Hawaiian Entomological Society
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Aleurocanthus spiniferus (Quaintance) was recognized as a serious problem on Pohnpei in 1987. Encarsia smithi (Silvestri) was released on January 7, 1988. The parasite was recovered on April 28, 1988, and an effective control of A. spiniferus was achieved by February 1989.
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Muniappan R, Marutani M, Esguerra N. 1992. Establishment of Encarsia smithi (Silvestri) (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) on Pohnpei for control of the orange spiny whitefly, Aleurocanthus spiniferus (Quaintance) (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae). Proc Hawaiian Entomol Soc 31:243.
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