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Journal of Pest Science

, Volume 88, Issue 4, pp 693–705 | Cite as

Can native egg parasitoids adopt the invasive brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), in Europe?

  • T. Haye
  • S. Fischer
  • J. Zhang
  • T. Gariepy
Original Paper

Abstract

Halyomorpha halys was accidentally introduced into Switzerland around 2004 and has recently spread to several additional areas in Europe, with established populations documented in France, Italy, Greece and Hungary. To test whether generalist egg parasitoids of European Pentatomidae have the potential to control H. halys, and whether these could be as effective as their related Asian species, sentinel egg masses of H. halys and six native European pentatomids were exposed in two regions of Switzerland. Freeze-killed sentinel egg masses of H. halys were attacked by the platygastrid Trissolcus cultratus and the eupelmid Anastatus bifasciatus, whereas fresh egg masses of native Pentatomidae occassionally yielded four Scelionidae species: Trissolcus semistriatus, T. scutellaris, T. cultratus and Telenomus chloropus. In no-choice tests, T. chloropus and T. semistratus produced no offspring from fresh H. halys eggs, whereas T. cultratus and T. scutellaris were sporadically able to complete development. Stopping embryogenesis by freezing egg masses of H. halys at -80 °C enabled T. cultratus and T. semistriatus to produce a high number of offspring without influencing the behaviour of the parasitoids. In contrast to European platygastrids, the Asian parasitoids Trissolcus japonicus and T. cultratus (Chinese strain) caused significantly higher parasitism of fresh H. halys eggs. Differences in developmental success may be related to less efficient venom of European scelionids injected during oviposition. To date, A. bifasciatus is the only potential candidate for augmentaive biological control of H. halys in Europe as it was the only European parasitoid capable of consistent, successful development on fresh H. halys eggs.

Keywords

Halyomorpha halys Egg parasitoids Biological control Platygastridae Eupelmidae Trissolcus Anastatus Telenomus 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors are grateful to all Swiss homeowners and farmers who kindly allowed us to collect stink bugs on their property. We would like to thank Alyson Carter, Léna Durocher-Granger, Dennis Quach and Sara Abdallah for technical assistance in the field and in the laboratory. We would like to thank Paul Abram for useful comments and suggestions on our manuscript. We appreciate the taxonomic guidance offered by Lubomir Masner (Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes, Ottawa) and Elijah Talamas (Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA).

Conflict of interest

The authors have declared that no conflict of interest exists.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.

Research Involving Human Participants and/or Animals

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals (vertebrates) performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CABIDelémontSwitzerland
  2. 2.Agroscope Changins-WädenswilNyonSwitzerland
  3. 3.MoA-CABI Joint Laboratory for BiosafetyBeijingChina
  4. 4.Southern Crop Protection and Food Research Centre Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaLondonCanada

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