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Research Project: Mass Production of Insects for Biological Control of Arthropod Pests and as Food Sources

Location: Biological Control of Pests Research

Title: Production of hymenopteran parasitoids

Author
item Morales Ramos, Juan
item Goolsby, John
item Geden, Christopher - Chris
item Rojas, Maria - Guadalupe
item GARCIA-CANCINO, M - National Biological Control Reference Center
item RODRIGUEZ-VELEZ, B - National Biological Control Reference Center
item ARREDONDO-BERNAL, HUGO - National Biological Control Reference Center
item CIOMPERLIK, MATTHEW - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
item SIMMONS, GREGORY - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
item GOULD, JULI - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
item HOELMER, KIM - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Submitted to: Mass Production of Beneficial Organisms: Invertebrates and Entomopathogens
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/4/2022
Publication Date: 9/26/2022
Citation: Morales Ramos, J.A., Goolsby, J., Geden, C.J., Rojas, M.G., Garcia-Cancino, M.D., Rodriguez-Velez, B., Arredondo-Bernal, H., Ciomperlik, M.A., Simmons, G.S., Gould, J.R., Hoelmer, K.A. 2022. Production of hymenopteran parasitoids. In Morales-Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G., and Sharpiro-Ilan, D.I.editors. Mass Production of Beneficial Organisms: Invertebrates and Entomopathogens, 2nd edition. San Dieago CA: Academic Press p.101-155.

Interpretive Summary: Insect parasitoids have played an important role in biological control and continue to be effective biological control agents of many economically important pests. Many species of wasp parasitoids have been successfully used in augmentative releases against pests in many different crops. Augmentation biological control depends greatly on the capability to mass produce and release biological control agents. In this chapter we will present methods of mass-producing parasitoids for controlling the silverleaf white fly, the Asian Citrus Psyllid, filth flies; and the boll weevil.

Technical Abstract: Hymenopteran parasitoids have played an important role in biological control and continue to be effective biological control agents of many economically important pests. Many species of hymenopteran parasitoids have been successfully used in augmentative releases against pests in many different crops. Augmentation biological control depends greatly on the capability to mass produce and release biological control agents. In this chapter we will present methods of mass-producing parasitoids for controlling the silverleaf white fly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) biotype B; the Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama; filth flies; and the boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis Boheman.