Apoanagyrus lopezi

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Apoanagyrus lopezi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Family: Encyrtidae
Genus: Apoanagyrus
Species: A. lopezi
Binomial name
Apoanagyrus lopezi
De Santis, 1964
Synonyms

Epidinocarsis lopezi (De Santis, 1964)

Apoanagyrus lopezi is a species of parasitic wasp native to Central America. It is used as biological control agent against the cassava mealybug (Phenacoccus manihoti).

The release of the parasitic wasp Apoanagyrus Lopezi, at a ceremony organised and hosted by the Thai Department of Agriculture in the country's northeastern Khon Kaen province.

Large-scale deployment of this[verification needed] parasitoid was done in Africa [1] and is being attempted in Thailand in 2010.[2][3]

External links[edit]

"African wasps let loose to save cassava". Bangkok Post. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures (2001) ISBN 0-7432-0011-X
  2. ^ "Scientists mount a 'sting operation' in Thailand to tackle a devastating pest outbreak". Physorg.com. 2010-07-16. Archived from the original on 18 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-16. "Thailand's Department of Agriculture is expected to officially start the release of Anagyrus lopezi (the wasp's scientific name) as a form of biological control in the country's northeastern province of Khon Kaen...." 
  3. ^ "Insektenplage in Thailand: "Killerkommando" auf dem Weg". n-tv (in German). 2010-07-16. Archived from the original on 18 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-16.