Messing, R., A. Alyokhin, L. Quan, C. Yiqun, and F. Xiongxi. 2003. Parasitoids of Sophonia leafhoppers in Southern China. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 36: 111-114.

Leafhoppers and their parasitoids in Fuzhou, China, were sampled from 1998 to 2001 in order to find their natural enemies with potential for biological control of Sophonia rufofascia in Hawaii. Eleven parasitoid species were found, of which Chaetomymar sp. (Mymaridae) were the most abundant, accounting for 65.8% of total parasitism. Parasitism of leafhopper eggs in guava orchards averaged 61.9% from April to November, with peak parasitism in September of 91.4%. [Full Text]