volume 163, issue 3, P272-280 2017
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12586
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Rudo Sithole, Bernhard Lohr

Abstract: In solitary parasitoids, a host can only support the complete development of a single parasitoid. For this reason, intraspecific or interspecific competition takes place whenever two or more individuals of the same or different species parasitize the same host. The exotic Diadegma semiclausum (Hellen) (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) was introduced into Kenya in 2002 for the control of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella L. (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae), and led to the competitive displacement of its indigenou…

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