volume 166, issue 6, P500-507 2018
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12695
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Sadia Munir, Lloyd M. Dosdall, Andrew Keddie

Abstract: Abstract Many parasitoids and their herbivorous hosts forage on the same floral resources in agroecosystems. Floral resources that benefit natural enemies without supporting pests can improve the efficacy of biological control agents. Here, we report the results of a study on selective effects of floral and non‐floral food sources on the life‐history traits of the parasitoid Diadegma insulare (Cresson) (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) and its host Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae). Under standar…

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