Palmistichus elaeisis (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) Parasitizing Pupae of Hypsipyla grandella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)

Bruno Zaché, Ronelza Rodrigues Da Costa, José Cola Zanuncio, Carlos Frederico Wilcken


This is the first report of Palmistichus elaeisis (Delvare&LaSalle) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), a generalist pupal parasitoid of Lepidoptera and Coleoptera, parasitizing pupae of Hypsipyla grandella (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), a major forest pest in Latin America and the Caribbean. This finding offers new perspectives for the use of parasitoids in biological control programs against pests of mahogany and cedar species in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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