Flight Capacity of Copidosoma floridanum (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) in Vegetable Greenhouses

Henry Murillo

Abstract


The dispersion of the egg-larval parasitoid Copidosoma floridanum (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) was studied under vegetable greenhouse conditions in southwestern Ontario where Trichoplusia ni is a major problem. The parasitoid dispersed up to 146 m, the limit of the greenhouse size, and probably it is able to disperse more than 146 m from the point of release.

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