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Commercially used biological control agents
- Insecta, Coleoptera
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Adalia bipunctata  
Family Coccinellidae
Main target pests Aphididae
Original distribution Palaearctic (?)
Distribution in EPPO Widespread
Date of first use ?
EPPO countries where used Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland
Use Indoors

 

Aleochara bilineata  
Family Staphylinidae
Main target pests Delia antiqua, Delia radicum (= Delia brassicae)
Original distribution Northern and Middle Europe, Canada and USA
Distribution in EPPO Widespread
Date of first use 1997 (in Netherlands)
EPPO countries where used Netherlands, some other European countries
Use Outdoors

 

Atheta coriaria  
Synonyms Atheta brachelytra, Dalotia coriaria, Homalota coriaria
Family Staphylinidae
Original distribution Europe, Northern Asia, North America, Oceania, widespread in EPPO region
Main target pests Thripidae (thrips), Sciaridae (fungus gnats), Ephydridae (shore flies)
Date of first use 2002 (Biobest)
EPPO countries where used Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Use Indoors

 

Chilocorus baileyii  
Family Coccinellidae
Main target pests Diaspididae
Original distribution Australia
Distribution in EPPO Not established
Date of first use 1985
EPPO countries where used Belgium, France, Netherlands
Use Indoors

 

Chilocorus bipustulatus  
Family Coccinellidae
Main target pests Diaspididae, Coccidae (Saissetia oleae)
Original distribution South Palaearctic
Distribution in EPPO Widespread (South and Central)
Date of first use 1959
EPPO countries where used Belgium, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Turkey
Use Outdoors/Indoors

 

Chilocorus circumdatus  
Family Coccinellidae
Main target pests Diaspididae
Original distribution S. E. Asia
Distribution in EPPO Not established
Date of first use 1985
EPPO countries where used Belgium, France, Netherlands
Use Indoors

 

Chilocorus nigrita  
Family Coccinellidae
Main target pests Diaspididae, Asterolecaniidae
Original distribution S. Asia
Distribution in EPPO Not established
Date of first use 1985
EPPO countries where used Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, UK
Use Indoors

 

Coccinella septempunctata
Family Coccinellidae
Main target pests Aphididae
Original distribution Palaearctic
Distribution in EPPO Widespread
Date of first use 1980
EPPO countries where used France, Germany, Portugal
Use Outdoors

 

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
Family Coccinellidae
Main target pests Planococcus citri
Original distribution Australia
Distribution in EPPO Mediterranean area
Date of first use 1985
EPPO countries where used Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guernsey, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, UK
Use Indoors/outdoors

 

Delphastus catalinae  
Synonym Delphastus pusillae
Family Coccinellidae
Main target pests Aleyrodidae (Trialeurodes vaporariorum, Bemisia tabaci)
Original distribution Nearctic/Neotropic
Distribution in EPPO Not established
Date of first use 1993
EPPO countries where used Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Jordan, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Tunisia, UK (restricted under license)
Use Indoors

 

Rhyzobius lophanthae  
Synonym Lindorus lophanthae
Family Coccinellidae
Main target pests Diaspididae (Pseudolacaspis pentagona), Quadraspidiotus perniciosus, Chrysomphalus dictyospermi, Parlatoria blanchardi
Original distribution Australia
Distribution in EPPO Mediterranean, Russia
Date of first use 1980
EPPO countries where used Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey
Use Indoors

 

Rodolia cardinalis  
Family Coccinellidae
Main target pests Icerya purchasi
Original distribution Australia
Distribution in EPPO Mediterranean, CIS
Date of first use ?1980s
EPPO countries where used Belgium, Netherlands
Use Indoors/outdoors

 

Scymnus rubromaculatus  
Family Coccinellidae
Main target pests Aphididae
Original distribution Central Europe
Distribution in EPPO Finland, Estonia, Lithuania
Date of first use 1990
EPPO countries where used Belgium, France, Netherlands, Portugal
Use Indoors

 

Stethorus punctillum  
Family Coccinellidae
Main target pests Panonychus ulmi
Original distribution Palaearctic
Distribution in EPPO Widespread
Date of first use 1995
EPPO countries where used Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden
Use Indoors

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