EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 1991 Num. article: 1991/13

Biological control of Leptinotarsa decemlineata

In Massachussetts, USA, the influence of predators on the egg mortality of Leptinotarsa decemlineata (EPPO A2 list) was investigated.
Coleomegilla maculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) was the most effective antagonist inducing an egg mortality of up to 58,1%.


Hazzard, R.V.; Ferro, D.N.; Van Driesche, R.G.; Tuttle, A.F.  (1991) Mortality of eggs of Colorado potato beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from predation by Coleomegilla maculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae).
Environmental Entomology 20, 841-848.