Ayaovi Agbessenou, Agbéko Kodjo Tounou, Elie Ayitondji Dannon, Benjamin Datinon, Cyriaque Agboton, Srinivasan Ramasamy, Barry Robert Pittendrigh, Manuele Tamò
Nemorilla maculosa Meigen (Diptera: Tachinidae) is a solitary endoparasitoid of the legume pod borer, Maruca vitrata Fabricius (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), a key pest of cowpea, Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp. (Fabaceae) in Africa. A colony of N. maculosa, introduced for experimental purposes from Taiwan to the laboratories of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Benin, was used for our studies. Olfactory reponses of N. maculosa to leaves of infested or uninfested cowpea and yellow…
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