European Journal of Entomology (1993) 90, 415-421

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E. Guerrieri, F. Pennacchio and E. Tremblay (1993)
Flight behaviour of the aphid parasitoid Aphidius ervi (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in response to plant and host volatiles
European Journal of Entomology 90 (4), 415-421
Abstract: The flight behaviour of the aphid parasitoid Aphidius ervi Haliday (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) has been studied in a wind tunnel, in response to the following natural odour sources: broad bean plants infested with Acyrthosiphon pisum (Harris) (Homoptera: Aphididae) (PHC, plant-host complex), damaged broad bean plants from which the aphids were removed (HDP, host damaged plants), aphids (H, host) and uninfested broad bean plants (P, plant). The most attractive odour sources were PHC and HDP, which both stimulated a similar high number of oriented straight flights. In contrast, H and P were much less attractive and did not seem to be important in the long range attraction of the parasitoids.
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Database assignments for author(s): Emilio Guerrieri

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
general biology - morphology - evolution
environment/habitat manipulation

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Acyrthosiphon pisum
Aphidius ervi (parasitoid) Acyrthosiphon pisum