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Commercially used biological control agents
- Insecta, Diptera
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Aphidoletes aphidimyza  
Family Cecidomyiidae
Main target pests Aphididae (Aphis gossypii, Myzus persicae, Macrosiphum sp., Aulacorthum sp.)
Original distribution Central Europe, Palaearctic
Distribution in EPPO Widespread
Date of first use 1985
EPPO countries where used Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Jordan, Lithuania, Malta, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, UK
Use Indoors/outdoors

 

Episyrphus balteatus  
Family Syrphidae
Main target pests Aphididae
Original distribution Europe
Distribution in EPPO Widespread
Date of first use 1995
EPPO countries where used Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia
Use Indoors/outdoors

 

Feltiella acarisuga  
Synonyms Feltiella tetranychi, Therodiplosis persicae
Family Cecidomyiidae
Main target pests Tetranychus urticae, T. cinnabarinus
Original distribution W. Europe/Mediterranean
Distribution in EPPO Widespread
Date of first use 1995
EPPO countries where used Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Guernsey, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK
Use Indoors

 

Sphaerophoria rueppellii  
Synonyms Sphaerophoria flavicauda, Sphaerophoria nitidicollis
Family Syrphidae
Main target pests Mainly Aphididae but also  whiteflies, thrips and spider mites
Original distribution Widely distributed in Palaearctic and Afrotropical regions
Distribution in EPPO Mediterranean region
Date of first use 2012
EPPO countries where used Spain
Use Indoors/outdoors

 

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