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Commercially used biological control agents
- Insecta, Hymenoptera (part I)
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Anagrus atomus  
Family Mymaridae
Main target pests Cicadellidae
Original distribution Palaearctic
Distribution in EPPO ?
Date of first use 1994
EPPO countries where used Belgium, France, Germany, Guernsey, Jersey, Netherlands, Spain, UK
Use Indoors

 

Anagyrus fusciventris  
Family Encyrtidae
Main target pests Pseudococcidae
Original distribution Australia
Distribution in EPPO Not present
Date of first use 1990
EPPO countries where used Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain
Use Indoors

 

Anagyrus pseudococci  
Family Encyrtidae
Main target pests Pseudococcidae
Original distribution Mediterranean
Distribution in EPPO Mediterranean
Date of first use 1995
EPPO countries where used France, Czechia, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain
Use Indoors/outdoors

 

Aphelinus abdominalis  
Family Aphelinidae
Main target pests Aphididae (Macrosiphum euphorbiae, Aulacorthum solani)
Original distribution Europe
Distribution in EPPO Widespread
Date of first use 1992
EPPO countries where used Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guernsey, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Jordan, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, UK
Use Indoors

 

Aphidius colemani  
Family Braconidae
Main target pests Aphididae (Aphis gossypii, Myzus persicae, M. nicotianae)
Original distribution North Africa, Middle East, India
Distribution in EPPO Mediterranean area
Date of first use 1992
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, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, UK
Use Indoors

 

Aphidius ervi  
Family Braconidae
Main target pests Aulacorthum solani, Macrosiphum euphorbiae
Original distribution Palaearctic
Distribution in EPPO Widespread
Date of first use 1995
EPPO countries where used Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK
Use Indoors/outdoors

 

Aphidius matricariae  
Family Braconidae
Main target pests Myzus persicae
Original distribution Holarctic
Distribution in EPPO Widespread in temperate regions
Date of first use 1990
EPPO countries where used Austria, Belgium, Germany, Guernsey, Jersey, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, UK
Use Indoors

 

Aphytis diaspidis  
Family Aphelinidae
Main target pests Diaspididae, Quadraspidiotus perniciosus, Pseudaulacaspis pentagona
Original distribution California
Distribution in EPPO Mediterranean
Date of first use ?
EPPO countries where used Netherlands
Use Indoors

 

Aphytis holoxanthus  
Family Aphelinidae
Main target pests Diaspididae
Original distribution Asia
Distribution in EPPO Mediterranean
Date of first use 1996
EPPO countries where used Belgium, Czechia, France, Netherlands, Spain
Use Indoors

 

Aphytis lingnanensis  
Family Aphelinidae
Main target pests Aonidiella aurantii, Chrysomphalus dictyospermi
Original distribution Probably eastern Asia (widely established elsewhere)
Distribution in EPPO Mediterranean
Date of first use ?
EPPO countries where used Greece, Italy, Spain
Use Indoors/outdoors

 

Aphytis melinus  
Family Aphelinidae
Main target pests Aonidiella aurantii
Original distribution India/Pakistan
Distribution in EPPO Mediterranean
Date of first use 1985
EPPO countries where used Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain
Use Outdoors/indoors

 

Aprostocetus hagenowii  
Synonyms Tetrastichus hagenowii, Tetrastichodes hagenowii
Family Eulophidae
Main target pests Blattidae (Periplaneta spp.)
Original distribution ?
Distribution in EPPO Romania
Date of first use 1993
EPPO countries where used Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain
Use Indoors

 

Bracon hebetor  
Synonyms Habrobracon hebetor
Family Braconidae
Main target pests Lepidoptera (on stored products)
Original distribution India, New England
Distribution in EPPO Mediterranean area (mostly Eastern)
Date of first use 1980
EPPO countries where used Many (including Germany, Portugal)
Use Indoors

 

Coccophagus lycimnia  
Family Aphelinidae
Main target pests Coccidae
Original distribution Cosmopolitan
Distribution in EPPO Mediterranean
Date of first use 1988
EPPO countries where used Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden
Use Indoors

 

Coccophagus rusti  
Family Aphelinidae
Main target pests Coccidae
Original distribution Cosmopolitan
Distribution in EPPO Mediterranean
Date of first use 1988
EPPO countries where used Belgium, France, Netherlands, Spain
Use Indoors

 

Coccophagus scutellaris  
Family Aphelinidae
Main target pests Coccidae
Original distribution Cosmopolitan
Distribution in EPPO Widespread
Date of first use 1986
EPPO countries where used Belgium, France, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain
Use Indoors

 

Comperiella bifasciata  
Family Encyrtidae
Main target pests Diaspididae (Chrysomphalus aonidum, Aonidiella aurantii)
Original distribution ?California/South China
Distribution in EPPO Mediterranean
Date of first use 1985
EPPO countries where used Belgium, Greece, Netherlands
Use Indoors/outdoors

 

Cotesia marginiventris  
Synonyms Apanteles marginiventris
Family Braconidae
Main target pests Lepidoptera (Noctuidae)
Original distribution Americas
Distribution in EPPO ?
Date of first use 1993
EPPO countries where used Belgium, France, Netherlands, Spain
Use Indoors

 

Dacnusa sibirica  
Family Braconidae
Main target pests Agromyzidae (Liriomyza spp.)
Original distribution Palearctic, Europe
Distribution in EPPO Widespread, temperate regions
Date of first use 1981
EPPO countries where used Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Guernsey, Italy, Jersey, Jordan, Malta, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK
Use Indoors/outdoors (celery, lettuce)

 

Diglyphus isaea  
Family Eulophidae
Main target pests Agromyzidae (Liriomyza spp.)
Original distribution Palaearctic
Distribution in EPPO Widespread
Date of first use 1984
EPPO countries where used Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Jordan, Malta, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, UK
Use Indoors/outdoors
Continue Hymenoptera part II

 

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