Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 499–508

Response of parasitoidEucelatoria bryani to selected plant material in an olfactometer

  • W. R. MartinJr.
  • Donald A. Nordlund
  • William C. NettlesJr.
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01021781

Cite this article as:
Martin, W.R., Nordlund, D.A. & Nettles, W.C. J Chem Ecol (1990) 16: 499. doi:10.1007/BF01021781

Abstract

The response of the parasitoidEucelatoria bryani Sabrosky to fresh plant material and several plant extracts was examined in an olfactometer. The plants tested can serve as a food source for hosts (Heliothis spp.) of the parasitoid. Females responded positively to 13 of the 19 fresh plant tissues tested, and all of the extracts tested. Males responded to only two of the fresh plant tissues and to none of the extracts. The significance of plant variety, morphology, and phenology on the host habitat-selection behavior of this parasitoid is discussed.

Key words

Behaviorbiological controlEucelatoria bryaniDipteraTachinidaeparasitoidhabitat selectionsemiochemicalHeliothis sppLepidopteraNoctuidae

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. R. MartinJr.
    • 1
  • Donald A. Nordlund
    • 1
  • William C. NettlesJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.USDA, ARS, Pest Management Research UnitCollege Station
  2. 2.Insect Biology and Population Management Research LaboratoryUSDA, ARSTifton
  3. 3.Subtropical Agricultural Research Laboratory, Biological Control of Pests Research UnitUSDA, ARSWeslaco