EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 1992 Num. article: 1992/12

Natural enemies of Aleurocanthus woglumi in Costa Rica

A survey was carried out in Costa Rica to determine the natural enemies of Aleurocanthus woglumi (EPPO A1 pest) in several regions of the country.

The most important antagonistic agent collected was Encarsia opulenta, but Delphastus sp., Chrysopa spp. as well as the entomogenous fungi Aschersonia aleyrodis had also significant predatory effects.


Elizondo, J.M.; Quezeda, J.R. (1990) Identification and evaluation of the natural enemies of the citrus blackfly Aleurocanthus woglumi in four citrus-growing areas of Costa Rica. (in Spanish)
Turrialba 40, 190-197.