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Novel defenses of Protopulvinaria pyriformis (Hemiptera: Coccidea) against itsmajor parasitoid Metaphycus helvolus (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae): Implicationsfor biological control of soft scales

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Novel defenses of Protopulvinaria pyriformis (Hemiptera: Coccidea) against itsmajor parasitoid Metaphycus helvolus (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae): Implicationsfor biological control of soft scales

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Tena Barreda, A.; Beltrà Ivars, A.; Soto Sánchez, AI. (2012). Novel defenses of Protopulvinaria pyriformis (Hemiptera: Coccidea) against itsmajor parasitoid Metaphycus helvolus (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae): Implicationsfor biological control of soft scales. Biological Control. 62(1):45-52. doi:10.1016/j.biocontrol.2012.03.005

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Title: Novel defenses of Protopulvinaria pyriformis (Hemiptera: Coccidea) against itsmajor parasitoid Metaphycus helvolus (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae): Implicationsfor biological control of soft scales
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UPV Unit: Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Ecosistemas Agroforestales - Departament d'Ecosistemes Agroforestals
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Abstract:
Protopulvinaria pyriformis (Cockerell) (Hemiptera: Coccidae), a scale native to South America, is a major pest of laurel, Laurus nobilis L., and a potential pest of other ornamental plants in urban green areas. We evaluated ...[+]
Subjects: Laurus nobilis , Encapsulation , Immature mortality , Longevity , Oviposition behavior , Honeydew
Copyrigths: Cerrado
Source:
Biological Control. (issn: 1049-9644 )
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2012.03.005
Publisher:
Elsevier
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2012.03.005
Thanks:
We are grateful to Dr. Robert Luck and Dr. Apostolos Kapranas for revising an earlier version of the manuscript and two anonymous reviewers for their constructive comments and suggestions. A. Tena was a recipient of a ...[+]
Type: Artículo

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