Field implementation of Micromus angulatus, Eupeodes corollae and Sphaerophoria rueppellii, three welcome biological control agents against aphids


Abstract: Lacewings and syrphids are important biological agents of aphids next to parasitic
wasps, gallmidges and coccinellids. Three species Micromus angulatus, Eupeodes angulatus
and Sphaerophoria rueppelli have been recently made available for growers after we evaluated their efficacy in controlling the green peach aphid Myzus persicae. An overview on their effect and their implementation in the field has been summarized. Our results and field experience highlight the potential of these three commons but overlooked species for use in biological aphid control.

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