Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Factitious

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3736

An abnormal host for a parasitoid, specifically a non-normal host that biological control prac– titioners use to culture biological control agents in the laboratory because it is more convenient than the natural host.

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