volume 163, issue 1, P60-69 2017
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12555
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Ploypilin Thanikkul, Narisara Piyasaengthong, Alexandre Carlos Menezes-Netto, DeMar Taylor, Yooichi Kainoh

Abstract: Abstract Cotesia kariyai Watanabe (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) is a specialist larval parasitoid of Mythimna separata Walker (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Cotesia kariyai wasps use herbivore‐induced plant volatiles (HIPVs) to locate hosts. However, complex natural habitats are full of volatiles released by both herbivorous host‐ and non‐host‐infested plants at various levels of intensity. Therefore, the presence of non‐hosts may affect parasitoid decisions while foraging. Here, the host‐finding efficiency of naive C…

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