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Has anyone published new lists of natural enemies for fall armyworm in Africa and Asia?

This recent paper provides a really useful list of natural enemies found in Ghana and Benin last year: Agboyi et al. Parasitoid Complex of Fall Armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, in Ghana and Benin. Insects 2020, 11, 68. https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4450/11/2/68. Has anyone else done recent research and published a list of FAW natural enemies you found in African and Asian countries?

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Manju Thakur
21 days ago

In total, 5 species of larval parasitoids, 3 predators, and 1 entomopathogen were found attacking larvae of S. frugiperda. The larval parasitoids were Coccygidium melleum, Campoletis chlorideae, Eriborus sp., Exorista sorbillans, and Odontepyris sp. Three predators, Forficula sp., Harmonia octomaculata, and Coccinella transversalis, and 1 entomofungal pathogen, Nomuraea rileyi, were recorded. Reported from South India. Sharanabasappa et. al., 2019. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.102.0335

Dr D M Firake
21 days ago

We have reported 26 natural enemies from northeast India, including 10 new records from Asia


Firake and Behere, 2020. Natural mortality of invasive fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in maize agroecosystems of northeast India. Biological Control 148 (104303).

Claire Curry
Reply to  Dr D M Firake
17 days ago

Thanks Dr Firake – wow, 10 new records! Would you mind adding these 26 to the table of natural enemies (https://faw.researchcollaborationportal.org/natural-enemies/) with the reference to your paper? Then other researchers can be more aware of these too. You can click “Add/Edit submissions” to post these in the table.