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Foraging success of parasitoid wasps on flowers: interplay of insect morphology, floral architecture and searching behavior
The systematic evaluation of floral architecture with respect to parasitoid foraging ability has enabled us to predict which types of flowers would serve as suitable floral host plants for parasitoids in the field. Expand
Responses of the Asian Citrus Psyllid to Volatiles Emitted by the Flushing Shoots of Its Rutaceous Host Plants
Results indicate the feasibility of developing D. citri attractants patterned on actual host plant volatiles and a mixture of synthetic terpenes and suggest that both males and females preferentially entered the Y-tube arm containing the odor from the young shoots of Murraya paniculata. Expand
The Effects of Temperature, Diet, and Other Factors on Development, Survivorship, and Oviposition of Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)
Developmental rate and survivorship of small hive beetle, Aethina tumida Murray, life stages were measured across different temperatures and diets, which included natural and artificial pollen, honey, and bee pupae. Expand
Assimilation of carbon and nitrogen from pollen and nectar by a predaceous larva and its effects on growth and development
The relative contribution of an omnivorous diet to the growth and survivorship of a predaceous larva was tested in a hypothetical situation in which nutritionally optimal prey was not available. Expand
Diurnal Patterns of Flight Activity and Effects of Light on Host Finding Behavior of the Asian Citrus Psyllid
The results showed that the flight activity and host selection behavior of adult psyllids are regulated by light and circadian rhythms and utilize light as visual cues in their host-plant selection process. Expand
Function of olfactory and visual stimuli in pollination of Lysichiton americanum (Araceae) by a staphylinid beetle
The pollination system of L. americanum (Araceae) is described, a family of over 2000 species, which is pollinated by Pelecomalius testaceum Mann (Staphylinidae), a rove beetle, which utilizes the inflorescence as a mating site and food source. Expand
Responses of two parasitoid wasps to nectar odors as a function of experience
Adult parasitoid wasps can learn to recognize specific resource‐based cues, making them adept at locating essential resources within their native habitats. However, relatively little is known aboutExpand
Changes in free amino acids and polyamine levels in Satsuma leaves in response to Asian citrus psyllid infestation and water stress
While proteolysis occurred under both stresses, metabolic conversion of amino acids was different under the two stresses, which indicates that in ACP infested leaves some amino acids may be used as feeding material and/or converted into secondary metabolites for defense. Expand