Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 19, Issue 9, pp 2075–2079 | Cite as

Response ofMeteorus leviventris, (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) to mustard oils in field trapping experiments

  • Kenneth A. Pivnick


Trapping experiments were carried out near Saskatoon, Canada, from May through August 1990 to assess the response of the braconid wasp,Meteorus leviventris, to four selected mustard oils or isothiocyanates (IC) at a release rate of 4 mg/day, and for allyl IC only, at 40 mg/day. Only allyl IC at 4 mg/day was significantly attractive when trap captures were compared to the captures in the control traps. The others (n-propyl IC, 2-phenylethyl IC., and ethyl IC) were not attractive, nor was allyl IC at the higher dose, although trap captures with the latter bait were the second highest.

Key Words

Mustard oils isothiocyanates kairomone biological control Hymenoptera Braconidae Meteorus leviventris 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth A. Pivnick
    • 1
  1. 1.Agriculture Canada Research StationSaskatchewanCanada

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