Role of the aphid species and their feeding locations in parasitization behavior of Aphelinus abdominalis, a parasitoid of the lettuce aphid Nasonovia ribisnigri.

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Shrestha, Govinda; Skovgård, Henrik; Reddy, Gadi V. P.; Steenberg, Tove; Enkegaard, Annie;
(2017)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 12,issue 8 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5576687, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184080
  • Subject: Trophic Interactions | Research Article | Anatomy | Cardiovascular Anatomy | Parasitism | Ecology and Environmental Sciences | Evolutionary Processes | Vegetables | Ecology | Evolutionary Biology | Leaves | Flowering Plants | Plants | Species Interactions | Potato | Plant Science | Animals | Aphids | Biology and Life Sciences | Solanum | Developmental Biology | Plant Anatomy | Community Ecology | Arthropoda | Nymphs | Medicine | Insects | Lettuce | Heart | Evolutionary Emergence | Q | R | Life Cycles | Science | Organisms | Medicine and Health Sciences | Invertebrates

Aphid species feeding on lettuce occupy distinct feeding sites: the lettuce aphid Nasonovia ribisnigri prefers to feed on heart leaves, whereas the potato aphid Macrosiphum euphorbiae feeds only on outer leaves. The aphid parasitoid Aphelinus abdominalis, known to be ab... View more
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