Nicolas Borowiec, Marcel Thaon, Lisa Brancaccio, Benoît Cailleret, Nicolas Ris, Elodie Vercken
Abstract:In response to the introduction and spread of the chestnut gall wasp Dryocosmus kuriphilus Yasumatsu (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) in metropolitan France, including Corsica, the exotic parasitoid Torymus sinensis Kamijo (Hymenoptera: Torymidae) was deliberately introduced in more than 50 locations covering most of the areas of chestnut production. To test the impact of propagule pressure (i.e., the number and size of introductions) on establishment success and post‐release dynamics, the introductions were done acco…
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