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Abstract

PRATISSOLI, Dirceu  and  FONAZIER, Maurício J.. Occurrence of Trichogramma acacioi Brun, Moraes & Soares (Hym.: Trichogramatidae), in eggs of Nipteria panacea Thierry-Mieg (Lep.: Geometridae), a geometrid defoliator of avocado. An. Soc. Entomol. Bras. [online]. 1999, vol.28, n.2, pp. 347-349. ISSN 0301-8059.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0301-80591999000200021.

Eggs of Nipteria panacea were collected at avocado orchards in differents altitudes in Espírito Santo State, Brazil. No parasitoids emerged from eggs collected at 750 m altitude fields. T. acaioi was obtained from eggs collected in fields both at 850 m and 950 m of altitude, in a rate of parasitism of 15.6 and 41.7% respectively.

Keywords : Insecta; biological control; egg parasitoids; avocado pests.

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