Feeding responses of Euthyrhinchus floridanus (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) to brown marmorated stinkbug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) adults and nymphs

  • Rubí Arellano Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Carretera México-Texcoco, Km. 38.5, Texcoco de Mora 56230, Estado de México, Mexico
  • Julio Medal Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry, Gainesville, Florida 32608, USA
  • Gregorio Arellano Colegio de Posgraduados, Carretera México-Texcoco, Km. 36.5, Montecillo, Texcoco 56230, Estado de México, Mexico
  • Juan Pérez Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Carretera México-Texcoco, Km. 38.5, Texcoco de Mora 56230, Estado de México, Mexico

Abstract

The Florida predatory stink bug, Euthyrhynchus floridanus L. (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), is a generalist predator native to North America that feeds on a broad range of lepidopterous and heteropterous key pests in a great diversity of crops and non-crop situations. Feeding tests conducted in the laboratory to determine the most susceptible stage of the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), to third nymphal instar, and male and female E. floridanus, indicated that this predator has great potential for biological control of H. halys nymphs and adult stages.

 

Sumario

La chinche hedionda depredadora de Florida, Euthyrhynchus floridanus L. (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), es una generalista nativa de Norte América que se alimenta de un amplio rango de plagas importantes lepidopteros y heteropteros en una gran diversidad de cultivos y áreas naturales. Pruebas de alimentación en laboratorio para determinar el estado mas susceptible de la chinche hedionda marrón marmoleada, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) al tercer estadio ninfal, y macho y hembra E. floridanus indicaron que este depredador tiene un gran potencial para control biológico de ninfas y adultos de H. halys.

Key Words: Heteroptera; biological control; predator; agriculture pest

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Author Biography

Julio Medal, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry, Gainesville, Florida 32608, USA

Methos Development and Biological Control

Biological Scientist IV

Published
2019-09-30
Section
Scientific Notes