Henry Murillo Pacheco, Sherah L. Vanlaerhoven, M. Ángeles Marcos García, David W. Hunt
Trophic interactions and environmental conditions determine the structure of food webs and the host expansion of parasitoids into novel insect hosts. In this study, we investigate plant-insect-parasitoid food web interactions, specifically the effect of trophic resources and environmental factors on the presence of the parasitoids expanding their host range after the invasion of Chrysodeixis chalcites (Esper) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). We also consider potential candidates for biological control of this non-na…
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