Heteropterans preying on the trialeurores vaporariorum (Westwood), in particular tupiocoris cucurbitaceus (spinola) observed in Central Chile

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Jaime Eduardo Araya Clericus http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8413-3534
Ricardo Cáceres http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8413-3534

Keywords

Biological control, Macrolophus caliginosus, Macrolophus pygmaeus, greenhouse whitefly.

Abstract

Updated information has been revised and is presented on heteropteran (Miridae) predators with potential in biological control of whiteflies, Macrolophus pygmaeus Rambur (formerly M. caliginosus Wagner), and mostly on Tupiocoris cucurbitaceus (Spinola), which has been observed preying on the whitefly Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Westwood) (Trialeurodidae) on tobacco plants and greenhouse tomato in the Metropolitan region, central Chile.
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