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LOURENCAO, André L.; FANCELLI, Marilene; COSTA, Valmir A. and RIBEIRO, Nicolle C.. Parasitism in Trialeurodes variabilis (Quaintance) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) by Encarsia hispida De Santis (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae), in papaya, in Brazil. Neotrop. Entomol. [online]. 2007, vol.36, n.1, pp. 147-149. ISSN 1678-8052. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1519-566X2007000100019.
Infestation of Trialeurodes variabilis (Quaintance) was observed in October 2004, in papaya plants of cultivar Sunrise Solo, under screenhouse conditions, in Cruz das Almas, State of Bahia, Brazil. In infested leaves, around 20% of parasitism on nymphs was verified. Leaves with parasitized nymphs were kept in laboratory until emergence of the parasitoid, identified as Encarsia hispida De Santis. This is the first time that this parasitoid was detected on T. variabilis nymphs in Brazil.
Keywords : Insecta; whitefly; Carica papaya; occurrence; biological control.