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Web URL(s):http://usgatero.msu.edu/v01/n09.pdf
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Author(s):Frank, J. Howard
Author Affiliation:Frank: Entomology Professor, Entomology & Nematology Department, University of Florida, Gainesville
Title:A parasitic fly that kills mole crickets
Source:USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online. Vol. 1, No. 9, July 1 2002, p. [1-7].
# of Pages:7
Publishing Information:Far Hills, NJ: United States Golf Association, Green Section
Related Web URL:http://turf.lib.msu.edu/2000s/2002/020909.pdf
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    Notes: USGA Green Section Record reprint
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Parasitic insects; Biological pest control; Biological control organisms; Ormia depleta; Mole crickets; Scapteriscus vicinus; Scapteriscus borellii; Scapteriscus abbreviatus; Introduced species
Abstract/Contents:"University of Florida research is investigating how a parasitic fly, Ormia depleta, imported from Brazil, may offer a level of biological control of mole crickets in Florida and surrounding states. Developments in this project include: A southern strain of the parasitoid fly Ormia depleta from 30°S in Brazil is now in culture at the University of Florida Entomology & Nematology Department. There is no current evidence that the fly exists south of 30°S in South America. Despite releases in North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas, there is yet no evidence that stock of this new strain of the fly has become established in states north of Florida. Releases will continue. The new strain is slightly better adapted to development and survival at lower temperatures, but there is yet no evidence that it can pass the winter in diapause. Investigation continues. Ormia depleta adults depend upon insect-produced honeydew for energy, not on nectar from plants. This longsought information offers hope that established populations of the fly, such as exist in central and southern Florida, can be enhanced to provide improved local control of pest mole crickets in a process similar to "butterfly gardening."
See Also:Other Reports from this USGA research project: 1998-28-136
Note:Partial reprint appears in USGA Green Section Record 40(5), September/October 2002, p. 9-11
Includes map "Ormia depleta" p. [5]
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Geographic Terms:Florida
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Frank, J. H. 2002. A parasitic fly that kills mole crickets. USGA Turfgrass Environ. Res. Online. 1(9):p. [1-7].
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