, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 171–174 | Cite as

Releases in israel ofAphelinus perpallidus, a recently introduced parasite of the pecan blackmargined aphid,Monellia caryella

  • F Man Sour
  • M. K. Harris
  • J. D. Stone
  • R. Bueno


Six shipments totaling 3452 mummies of the blackmargined aphid,Monellia caryella (Fitch), parasitized withAphelinus perpallidus Gahan, were obtained by air freight during the years 1982-1985 from Texas A&M Research Center, El Paso, Texas. About two-thirds of the mummies did not yield parasites. A colony ofA. perpallidus was established in the laboratory. Under laboratory conditions the percentage of emerged parasites was higher than that in the imported mummies, and the parasite had very limited impact on the aphid population. Field releases of the parasite were made but no establishment ofA. perpallidus was observed through the years.

Key words

Aphelinus perpallidus Monellia caryella mummies parasite blackmargined aphid pecan 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F Man Sour
    • 1
  • M. K. Harris
    • 2
  • J. D. Stone
    • 3
  • R. Bueno
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Entomology, ARONewe Ya’arIsrael
  2. 2.Dept. of EntomologyTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  3. 3.Dept. of EntomologyTexas A&M UniversityEl PasoUSA

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