D. Fischbein, J.M. Villacide, B. López, J.C. Corley, A.S. Martínez
Parasitoids rely mainly on infochemicals to search for their herbivore hosts to oviposit on. Megarhyssa nortoni (Cresson) (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) is a parasitoid of siricid wasp larvae which are concealed inside tree stems of several coniferous tree species. This parasitoid is used as a biological control agent against the global pine pest Sirex noctilio Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Siricidae), which engages in an obligate nutritional symbiosis with the fungus Amylostereum areolatum (Chaillet ex Fr.)…
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