Special Issue "Biological Control of Halyomorpha halys with Special Emphasis on Parasitoids"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Leading Guest Editor
Interests: entomology; integrated pest management; biological control; invasive insect species
Interests: systematics of Platygastroidea; parasitoids of stink bug eggs
Interests: entomology; biological control; invasive species
Halyomorpha halys is a destructive agricultural pest of East Asian origin. Damages on fruits and vegetables are severe, and control methods are generally biased toward chemical pesticides. This approach rarely leads to satisfactory pest control and often disrupts IPM strategies. Biological control, especially with egg parasitoids, is considered one of the most viable long-term solutions. In many regions of the world, classical or augmentative biological control by exotic and native parasitoid species is actively under investigation. Moreover, adventive populations parasitoids associated with brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) eggs have been discovered in North America and Europe, emphasizing the need for a cosmopolitan perspective for solving this pest problem.
This Special Issue welcomes papers on various aspects of the biological control of H. halys, in particular with parasitoids.
Dr. Giuseppino Sabbatini-Peverieri
Dr. Elijah Talamas
Dr. Kim A. Hoelmer
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- agricultural pest
- parasitoid complex
- natural enemy