Biology and biological control of Parabemisia myricae in Cyprus
Studies on the biology and biological control of Parabemisia myricae (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) have been carried out in Cyprus. Observations during 1987-1988 showed that the pest had a maximum of 9 generations per year and overwintered at an early larval stage. Pest populations were greater in spring and autumn than in summer and winter. The parasitoid Eretmocerus sp. had the highest impact on the pest reducing the pest population by nearly 90% in 1988.
Orphanides G.M. (1991) Biology and biological control of Parabemisia myricae in Cyprus.
Technical Bulletin of the Cyprus Agricultural Research Institute No.: 135, 6 pp.