The fairyfly Anaphes iole Girault (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) is a solitary egg parasitoid of Lygus bugs (Heteroptera: Miridae). The objectives of the current research were to determine if host density, day of exposure to hosts and food, parasitoid age and mating status impacted the fertility of A. iole. Results of experiments will be presented and discussed in relation to the development of an efficient in-vivo rearing system for this fairyfly.
Species 1: Hymenoptera Mymaridae Anaphes iole (fairyfly)
Species 2: Hemiptera Miridae Lygus hesperus (western tarnished plant bug)
Keywords: rearing, biological control
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