volume 168, issue 10, P742-751 2020
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12971
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Beniha Ohsaki, Takaaki Shingyouchi, Yukie Sato, Yooichi Kainoh

Abstract: Parasitoid wasps are widely used as biocontrol agents. For successful deployment, it is important to know how they search for and recognize their hosts. They often use chemical cues in host searching and recognition. Little attention has been paid to the use of physical cues, particularly when combined with chemical cues, though a combination of cues may improve searching efficiency. Chelonus inanitus L. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) is a solitary, egg–larval parasitoid wasp that parasitizes various lepidopteran s…

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