INTERACTIONS BETWEEN 2 INTRODUCED SPECIES OF WHITEFLIES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AREA OF TURKEY - DIALEURODES-CITRI (ASHMEAD) AND PARABEMISIA-MYRICAE (KUWANA) (HEM, ALEYRODIDAE)


UYGUN N., ULUSOY M. R. , SEKEROGLU E., OHNESORGE B., GOZEL U.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY-ZEITSCHRIFT FUR ANGEWANDTE ENTOMOLOGIE, vol.118, pp.365-369, 1994 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 118
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1439-0418.1994.tb00813.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY-ZEITSCHRIFT FUR ANGEWANDTE ENTOMOLOGIE
  • Page Numbers: pp.365-369

Abstract

Two introduced species of citrus whiteflies, Dialeurodes citri and Parabemisia myricae met in the east mediterranean area of Turkey and proved to be ecological homologues. P. myricae is the superior competitor on account of its faster development and broader ecological niche and started to replace D. citri. After a most effective parasitoid of P. myricae, the aphelinid Eretmocerus debachi was released and successfully suppressed this species, D. citri recovered and became dominant even in regions where it had not been present before. In this way the otherwise excellent economic success of the biological control of P. myricae was partly reduced.