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BioControl

, Volume 54, Issue 6, pp 733–742 | Cite as

Parasitism and olfactory responses of Dastarcus helophoroides (Coleoptera: Bothrideridae) to different Cerambycid hosts

  • Jian-Rong Wei
  • Zhong-Qi Yang
  • Therese M. Poland
  • Jia-Wei Du
Article

Abstract

Dastarcus helophoroides (Fairmaire) (Coleoptera: Bothrideridae) is an important natural enemy of longhorned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). It is distributed throughout most Provinces in China. We investigated whether there were differences among D. helophoroides populations collected from different hosts in different geographic locations. Results showed that different D. helophoroides populations displayed different olfactory responses to larval frass from different longhorned beetle species. All populations were significantly attracted to the frass of their original hosts. Parasitism rates of different populations also varied when supplied with host larvae of the same longhorned beetle species. These results indicate that the three D. helophoroides populations tested differed in host-related behaviors. Therefore, the population of D. helophoroides must be taken into consideration when implementing biological control programs for different species of longhorned beetle.

Keywords

Population differences Anoplophora glabripennis Monochamus alternatus Massicus raddei Wood borer Tritrophic interactions 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We gratefully acknowledge two anonymous referees for their very helpful comments on the manuscript. We would also like to thank Dr. Tang Hua, Dr. Zhang Yi-Nan, Dr. Wang Xiao-Yi and associate professor Su Zhi in CAF for their sincerely help. This study was conducted within the projects “Basic studies on making use of natural enemies to sustainable biocontrol of important longhorned beetle species” (no. 30371162) funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jian-Rong Wei
    • 1
  • Zhong-Qi Yang
    • 1
  • Therese M. Poland
    • 2
  • Jia-Wei Du
    • 3
  1. 1.The Key Laboratory of Forest Protection, State Forestry Administration of China, Research Institute of Forest Ecology, Environment and ProtectionChinese Academy of ForestryBeijingChina
  2. 2.USDA Forest Service, Northern Research StationEast LansingUSA
  3. 3.Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai Institute of Biological SciencesChinese Academy of ScienceShanghaiChina

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