volume 163, issue 1, P101-111 2017
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12554
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Gonzalo Martínez, María Victoria Finozzi, Gissel Cantero, Roxina Soler, Marcel Dicke, Andrés González

Abstract: AbstractOptimal foraging and optimal oviposition are two major forces leading to plant selection by insect females, but the contribution of these forces to the host-selection process has been little studied for sucking herbivores. We studied feeding and oviposition behavior of a global pest, the bronze bug, Thaumastocoris peregrinus Carpintero & Dellap e (Heteroptera: Thaumastocoridae), using dualchoice bioassays to evaluate the preference of females between host species, developmental leaf stage, or prior pl…

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