Imported parasite may help control European asparagus aphid
AuthorsKent M. Daane
Glenn Y. Yokota
Richard F. Gill
Leopoldo E. Caltagirone
Kenneth S. Hagen
William E. Chaney
Authors AffiliationsK. M. Duane is Assistant Specialist is Research Associates, Division of Biological Control at Kearney Agricultural Center; G. Y. Yokota is Research Associates, Division of Biological Control at Kearney Agricultural Center; R. F. Gill is Research Associates, Division of Biological Control at Kearney Agricultural Center; L. E. Caltagirone is Professor, Division of Biological Control, UC Berkeley; K. S. Hagen is Professor Emeritus, Division of Biological Control, UC Berkeley; D. Gonzalez is Entomologist, UC Riverside; P. Stay is Entomologist, Czechoslovakia Academy of Sciences; W. E. Chaney is Farm Advisor, Monterey County.
Hilgardia 46(6):12-14. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n06p12. November 1992.
The parasite Trioxys brevicornis was imported from Czechoslovakia and released in California to help control the European asparagus aphid. Field performance of this parasitic wasp indicates it has potential to become permanently established in California. Aphid parasitism by T. brevicornis was especially good in comparison.
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