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Population responses of hymenopteran parasitoids to the emerald ash borer (Coleoptera: Bupresitidae) in recently invaded areas in north central United StatesAuthor(s): Jian J. Duan; Leah S. Bauer; Kristopher J. Abell; Roy van Driesch
Source: BioControl. 57: 919-209.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionPopulations of hymenopteran parasitoids associated with larval stages of the invasive emerald ash borer (EAB) Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) were surveyed in 2009 and 2010 in the recently invaded areas in north central United States (Michigan), where two introduced EAB larval parasitoids, Tetrastichus planipennisi Yang and Spathius agrili Yang were released for classical biological control. Results from two years of field surveys showed that several hymenopteran parasitoids have become associated with EAB in Michigan. Among these parasitoids, the gregarious species T. planipennisi was the most abundant, accounting for 93% of all parasitoid individuals collected in 2009 (immediately after field release) and 58% in 2010 (a year later after field releases).
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CitationDuan, Jian J.; Bauer, Leah S.; Abell, Kristopher J.; van Driesch, Roy. 2012. Population responses of hymenopteran parasitoids to the emerald ash borer (Coleoptera: Bupresitidae) in recently invaded areas in north central United States. BioControl. 57: 919-209.
Keywordsindigenous, exotics and invasive species, parasitoids, wood borers, biological control
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