Western grape leaf skeletonizer: 1954 biological control program indicates parasitism plus virus disease registering important reduction of vineyard pest
AuthorOwen J. Smith
Author AffiliationsOwen J. Smith is Assistant Entomologist in Biological Control, University of California, Riverside.
Hilgardia 9(8):7-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v009n08p7. August 1955.
Two insect parasites, Apanteles harrisinue Mues.—previously called sp. “A”—and Sturmia harrisinae Coq., together with an unnamed granulosis virus, have attained major importance—on the basis of field performance—as natural enemies of the grape leaf skeletonizer in San Diego County.
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