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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: INSECT ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS FOR INSECT PEST MANAGEMENT IN THE SOUTHEASTERN REGION

Location: Crop Protection and Management Research

Title: Natural enemies of stink bugs

Authors
item Ruberson, John -
item Olson, Dawn
item Johansen, Kacie -
item Harwood, James -

Submitted to: Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: August 1, 2011
Publication Date: November 14, 2011
Citation: Ruberson, J.R., Olson, D.M., Johansen, K.J., Harwood, J.D. 2011. Natural enemies of stink bugs[abstract]. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. November 13-16, 2011, Reno, Navada.

Technical Abstract: Stink bugs have become an increasing problem worldwide, attacking a wide range of economically important crops. Considerable work has been done on biological control of selected stink bug species, but relatively little is known about the complex of natural enemies attacking stink bugs and its efficacy. The vast majority of work is concentrated on parasitoids of a few stink bug species, and parasitism appears to be concentrated chiefly in the egg and adult stages. Parasitism of nymphs is either very rare or poorly studied. Similarly, predation has received little attention. In this paper, we discuss generally what is known about natural enemies of stink bugs, and point toward areas where additional work is critically needed.

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