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Influence of floral resource plants on control of an armored scale pest by the parasitoid Encarsia citrina (Craw.) (Hymenoptera : Aphelinidae)
Author(s): E. J. Rebek, C. S. Sadof and L. M. Hanks
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Biological Control
Article Topic(s): Pathology
Research Setting(s): Field
Species Referenced: Coreopsis verticillata (Threadleaf coreopsis),
AbstractEvaluates the use of floral resource plants to attract natural enemies for biological control of the euonymus scale, Unaspis euonymi. Floral resource plants included Coreopsis verticillata L. var. 'Moonbeam,' and Solidago canadensis L. var. 'Golden Baby.' Density of the scale was typically lower in plots with resource plants than those without them, but the effect was attributed to the vegetative rather than the floral qualities of the plants.
Suggested CitationE. J. Rebek, C. S. Sadof and L. M. Hanks. "Influence of floral resource plants on control of an armored scale pest by the parasitoid Encarsia citrina (Craw.) (Hymenoptera : Aphelinidae)." Biological Control 37.3 (2006): 320-328.