Original paper

Thripastichus gentilei: A New Agent for Biological Control of the Guava Thrips in Brazil (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae)

Pikart, Tiago Georg; Costa, Valmir Antonio; de Castro, Ancidériton Antonio; Zanuncio, José Cola; Serrão, José Eduardo

Entomologia Generalis Volume 35 Number 3 (2015), p. 151 - 155

published: Dec 1, 2015
published online: Oct 29, 2015
manuscript accepted: Dec 10, 2014
manuscript received: Feb 5, 2014

DOI: 10.1127/entomologia/2015/0086

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Abstract Anthracnose is an important post-harvest disease on guava and higher levels of fruit infection have been associated to the presence of the guava thrips Liothrips anonae Moulton, 1933 (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) in Brazil. Here, we report the results of field surveys for parasitoid species associated with L. anonae developed in Viçosa, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Thripastichus gentilei (Del Guercio 1931) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) was the only parasitoid species emerged from thrips larvae collected in the field. This parasitoid could be an alternative to the chemical control of L. anonae in guava plantations.


biological controllarval parasitoidLiothrips anonae Moulton, 1933Thripastichus gentilei (Del Guercio 1931)