Compatibility of the winter moth parasitoid <i>Cyzenis albicans</i> (Tachinidae) with pesticide use in the cultivation of blueberries in the Fraser Valley
The potential for the use of the tachinid fly, Cyzenis albicans Fall., as an alternative control of winter moth, Operophtera brumata L. on blueberries was evaluated with respect to the flies' compatibility with late season clean-up insecticide sprays. Pupae of Cyzenis suffered no greater mortality when exposed to malathion sprays than did those not exposed to such sprays. Mechanisms of protection for the tachinid from insecticides and its potential for biological control in blueberries are discussed.
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