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Type: Journal article
Title: Beneficial arthropod behavior mediated by airborne semiochemicals. I. Flight behavior and influence of preflight handling of Microplitis croceipes (Cresson)
Author: Drost, Y.
Lewis, W.
Zanen, P.
Keller, M.
Citation: Journal of Chemical Ecology, 1986; 12(6):1247-1262
Publisher: Plenum Publishers
Issue Date: 1986
ISSN: 0098-0331
1573-1561
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Y. C. Drost, W. J. Lewis, P. O. Zanen, M. A. Keller
Abstract: Oriented responses of Microplitis croceipes (Cresson) to airborne odors of actively feedingHeliothis zea (Boddie) larvae were observed in a flight tunnel. The behavior of M. croceipes prior to and during sustained, oriented flights was videotaped and analyzed in detail. Preflight exposure of the parasitoid to feces and other components of the plant-host complex were found to be vital in effective flight behavior, while maturation of the parasitoid had little effect. The increased frequency of oriented flight that resulted from preflight exposure of a plant-host complex persisted for at least 24 hr.
Keywords: Hymenoptera; Braconidae; Microplitis croceipes; parasitoid behavior; habitat location; Heliothis zea; Lepidoptera; Noctuidae; flight tunnel; female flights; preflight handling
Rights: © 1986 Plenum Publishing Corporation
RMID: 0030008593
DOI: 10.1007/BF01012345
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