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NATURALLY OCCURRING BIOLOGICAL PEST CONTROL

 

In The Western United States

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          California having first led the nation, and the world, in biological control projects with imported natural enemies, also early realized the importance of native species of natural enemies that were important in the natural regulation of many potential pest species. Also, because of the diverse cropping systems found in California, there have been many different kinds of natural enemy species investigated on an array of hosts in many crops and animal industry. Although classical biological control of pests of medical and veterinary importance was first attempted on a broad scale in California, the value of natural enemies already present in the environment was quickly appreciated. Other states in the western United States, because of low population density or severe climates, have proportionally devoted little attention to native natural controls. In recent years there has been some activity in Oregon and Utah, and problems with insecticide resistance are causing researchers in Arizona to begin to focus attention on naturally occurring controls. Some of the more extensive work on natural biological control in the western United States may be found in the references.

 

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1966  Legner, E. F.  1966.  Parasites of the house fly and other filth-breeding Diptera in southern California.  J. Econ. Entomol. 59(4):  999-1001.

 

1971  Legner, E. F.  1971.  Some effects of the ambient arthropod complex on the density and potential parasitization of muscoid Diptera in poultry wastes.  J. Econ. Entomol. 64(1):  111-115.

 

1964   Legner, E. F. & E. C. Bay.  1964.  Natural exposure of Hippelates eye gnats to field parasitization and the discovery of one pupal and two larval parasites.  Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 57(6):  767-769.

 

1965  Legner, E. F. & E. C. Bay.  1965.  Ooencyrtus submetallicus Howard in an extraordinary host-relationship with Hippelates pusio Loew. Canad. Entomol. 97(5):  556-557.

 

1989  Legner, E. F. & E. J. Dietrick.  1989.  Coexistence of predatory Muscina stabulans and Ophyra aenescens [Dipt.: Muscidae] with dipterous prey in poultry manure.  Entomophaga 34(4):  453-461.

 

1987  Legner, E. F. & R. D. Goeden.  1987.  Larval parasitism of Rhagoletis completa (Diptera: Tephritidae) on Juglans microcarpa (Juglandaceae) in western Texas and southeastern New Mexico.  Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 89(4):  739-743.       

 

1970  Legner, E. F. & G. S. Olton.  1970.  Worldwide survey and comparison of adult predator and scavenger insect populations associated  with domestic animal manure where livestock is artificially congregated.  Hilgardia 40(9):  225-266.

 

1971  Legner, E. F. & G. S. Olton.  1971.  Distribution and relative abundance of dipterous pupae and their parasitoids in accumulations of  domestic animal manure in the southwestern United States.  Hilgardia 40(14):  505-535.

 

1967  Legner, E. F., E. C. Bay & E. B. White.  1967.  Activity of parasites from Diptera:  Musca domestica, Stomoxys calcitrans, Fannia  canicularis and F. femoralis, at sites in the Western Hemisphere.  Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 60(2):  462-468.

 

1973  Legner, E. F., W. R. Bowen, W. D. McKeen, W. F. Rooney & R. F. Hobza.  1973.  Inverse relationships between mass of breeding habitat and synanthropic fly emergence and the measurement of population densities with sticky tapes in California inland valleys.  Environ.  Entomol. 2(2):  199-205.

 

1975  Legner, E. F., G. S. Olton, R. E. Eastwood & E. J. Dietrick.  1975.  Seasonal density, distribution and interactions of predatory and  scavenger arthropods in accumulating poultry wastes in coastal and interior southern California.  Entomophaga 20(3):  269-283.

 

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Mandeville, J. D. 1988. Host preference, fecundity, and longevity of Muscidifurax zaraptor Kogan and Legner (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) influenced by Musca domestica L. and Fannia canicularis (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae), with notes on parasitism by Spalangia spp. (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) in the field. Ph.D. Thesis, Univ. of California, Riverside.

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Mandeville, J. D., B. A. Mullens & D. S. Yu. 1990. Impact of selected pesticides on field population dynamics of parasitic Hymenoptera (Pteromalidae) in caged-layer poultry manure in southern California, USA. Med. Vet. Ent. 4: 261-68.

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