Population dynamics and mortality of P. citrella, and its natural enemies with parasitism levels in two different citrus orchards, sprayed and unsprayed, were investigated. The effect of host density on percentage parasitism and mortality was calculated by regression analyses. In both sites, over the 3-years period from 2002 to 2004, P. citrella was detected during the summer months and it was not found during the first flush. Population levels were low, never exceeding 3.0/leaf. P. citrella began to increase from June in 2002-2003 and from July in 2004. The monthly percentage parasitism of P. citrella in sprayed orchard fluctuated from 0 to 19%, while in unsprayed from 0 to 30%. High mortality was found in both locations with maximum levels of 100%. No significant regression was found between CLM population and parasitism and mortality percentage. Small differences between results in two orchards were found
LO GENCO A, LUCIDO G, LUCIDO P, LO PINTO M (2006). Investigationes on population dynamics and mortality of Phyllocnistis citrella in western Sicily (Italy). IOBC/WPRS BULLETIN, 29(3), 267-271.