Olfactory Attraction of the Larval Parasitoid, Hyposoter horticola , to Plants Infested with Eggs of the Host Butterfly, Melitaea cinxia

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Castelo, Marcela K.; van Nouhuys, Saskya; Corley, Juan C.;
  • Publisher: University of Arizona
  • Journal: volume 10 eissn: 1536-2442
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3014809, doi: 10.1673/031.010.5301
  • Subject: Foraging behavior | Multitrophic level interaction | Veronica spicata | Melitaea cinxia | Ciencias Biológicas | Otras Ciencias Biológicas | Insect-plant interactions | Hyposoter horticola | Chemical cues | Article | Plantago lanceolata | CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS

Parasitoids locate inconspicuous hosts in a heterogeneous habitat using plant volatiles, some of which are induced by the hosts. Hyposoter horticola Gravenhost (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) is a parasitoid of the Glanville fritillary butterfly Melitaea cinxia L. (Lepidop... View more