Effect of temperature on life history of Aphidius colemani and Aphidius matricariae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), two parasitoids of Aphis gossypii and Myzus. Use in Biological Control. • Aphidius matricariae parasitizes about 40 aphid species, including green peach aphid and closely related species (for information on. Comparing Aphidius colemani and Aphidius matricariae on Myzus persicae ssp. nicotianae in sweet pepper. Article (PDF Available) · January with
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The parasitic wasp Aphidius matricariae can parasitize about 40 aphid species.
It is mainly an excellent parasitoid of the green peach aphid, the tobacco aphid and other closely related species. The wasp parasitizes adult aphids and nymphs. It also has a contributing effect in disturbing the population of the foxglove aphid. Compared to other Aphidius species, A.
A female parasitoid lays about one hundred eggs and may attack matriccariae to three hundred aphids in the attempt and process of parasitism.
Aphidius matricariae takes off
Most of the eggs are laid during the first four days. The presence of a parasitoid also causes a panic reaction within an aphid colony.
Aphids often let themselves fall down, and usually die on the ground. This parasitoid is used in protected solanaceous crops and berry crops, especially in organic sweet pepper and strawberry crops where aphid control aohidius a big challenge. It can also be used in ornamental crops and herbs.
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