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Introduced Parasites Successfully Control the Citrophilus Mealybug

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The citrophilus mealybug, an accidental introduction from Australia, has been a major citrus pest for several years. Fair control has been maintained by the propagation and distribution of Cryptolaemus. The introduction of two chalcidoid parasites from Australia, Coccophagus gurneyi Compere and Tetracnemus pretiosus Timberlake, has resulted in perfect control of the pest.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1931

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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