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Chinese Journal of Biological Control ›› 2021, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (5): 963-969.DOI: 10.16409/j.cnki.2095-039x.2021.07.009

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Generational Parasitism of Aphidius gifuensis on Myzus persicae

WANG Qiaoni1, LAI Rongquan1, GU Gang2, WU Xiaoting1, BAI Jingjing1, MI Yuee1, SHU Jing1, GAO Gaigai1   

  1. 1. State Key Laboratory of Ecological Pest Control for Fujian and Taiwan Crops/College of Plant Protection, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China;
    2. Fujian Province Corporation of China National Tobacco Corporation, Fuzhou 350003, China
  • Received:2020-11-24 Online:2021-10-08 Published:2021-10-28

Abstract: Generational parasitism of Aphidius gifuensis on Myzus persicae was measured using A. gifuensis continuously bred for 8 generations at different densities in the insectary. The results showed that when the aphid densities were 50 per plant and 25 per plant, the parasitic rates were 19.33% and 14.67%, respectively. There was a positive correlation between parasitism rate and A. gifuensis female density, the highest (28.67%) recorded with 3 A. gifuensis female wasps per plant. Emergence rate of the offspring wasps were not affected by the mother density. Parasitism of A. gifuensis gradually weakened from F1 to F8 generation, parasitic rate was as high as 64.00% with F1 generation wasps but dropped to 46.40% with F8 generation wasps. The emergence rates of offspring wasps were above 87.50% in all the F1-F7 generations but dropped to 69.64% in F8 generation. It is obvious that continuous breeding A. gifuensis will degrade its capabilities, especially after the seventh generation. Therefore, the insectary A. gifuensis population should be rejuvenated by crossing with wild population after continuous breeding for 7 generations.

Key words: Aphidius gifuensis, Myzus persicae, different generation, parasitic effect, emergence effect

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