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Establishing Oobius agrili (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), the introduced egg parasitoid of emerald ash borer, in Michigan ash standsAuthor(s): Toby Petrice; F. William Ravlin; Leah S. Bauer; Therese M. Poland
Source: Newsletter of the Michigan Entomological Society. 61(3/4): 30.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionThe egg parasitoid Oobius agrili Zhang and Huang (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) is one of four parasitoid species from northeast Asia being released in regions of North America as part of a biological control program to manage the invasive emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) (Bauer et al. 2015). To date, O. agrili has been released in 23 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. At Michigan study sites where O. agrili was released starting in 2007, average egg parasitism reached up to 40% over a five-year period (Abell et al. 2014).
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CitationPetrice, Toby R.; Ravlin, F. William; Bauer, Leah S.; Poland, Therese M. 2016. Establishing Oobius agrili (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), the introduced egg parasitoid of emerald ash borer, in Michigan ash stands. Newsletter of the Michigan Entomological Society. 61(3/4): 30.
- Evaluation of recovery and monitoring methods for parasitoids released against emerald ash borer
- An improved method for monitoring parasitism and establishment of Oobius agrili (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), an egg parasitoid introduced for biological control of the emerald ash borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in North America
- Development of methods for the field evaluation of Oobius agrili (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) in North America, a newly introduced egg parasitoid of the emerald ash borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)
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