Gonzalo Martínez, María Victoria Finozzi, Gissel Cantero, Roxina Soler, Marcel Dicke, Andrés González
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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