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    Biological control of pest Bruchidae may provide an important management strategy against infestation of stored grain legumes, a key source of dietary protein in developing countwies. Previous related research has focused on the potential of parasitoids to contwol bruchids; the role of generalist predators in this application has not yet been extensively explored.

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    Sing, Sharlene E. 1997. Suppression of bruchids infesting stored grain legumes with the predatory bug Xylocoris flavipes (Reuter) (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae). Montreal, Quebec, Canada: McGill University. Thesis. 118 p.


    bruchids, Bruchidae, biological control, Xylocoris flavipes, stored grain legumes

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