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Fopius arisanus, an egg-pupal parasitoid of Tephritidae. Overview.
Fopius arisanus (Hym., Braconidae) is an egg-pupal parasitoid of tephritid fruit flies. Since its introduction to Hawaii in the late 1940s, it has caused substantial reduction of fruit fly
Naive Fopius arisanus females respond mainly to achromatic cues
The results of field-cage experiments about the color perception of Fopius arisanus, an egg-pupal parasitoid of various fruit fly species, conclude that F. arisansus females are not sensitive to the UV–blue part of the spectrum.
Microgastrinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) of Reunion Island: a catalogue of the local species, including 18 new taxa and a key to species.
The fauna of Reunion Island is revised, and four genera are reassigned from the traditionally defined Apanteles genus to these respective genera.
Host specificity of the egg pupal parasitoid Fopius arisanus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in La Reunion
Dissections show that the late instars of this fly may eliminate the parasitoid by encapsulation, and Bactrocera zonata would be a favorable host to support routine colonization of F. arisanus for mass production of this parasitoids.
The host‐ and microhabitat olfactory location by Fopius arisanus suggests a broad potential host range
Fopius arisanus females are attracted by the odours of faeces of the tephritid fly Bactrocera zonata and exhibit remote detection of a volatile kairomone coating the egg mass of all tested Tephritidae species but absent in the eggmass of the Muscidae Stomoxys calcitrans.
Adjustment of Field Cage Methodology for Testing Food Attractants for Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae)
To assess the influence of intrinsic and extrinsic factors on the efficiency of food attractants for Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett), a series of methodological experiments were conducted in field cages with McPhail traps to establish recommendations for further field cages experiments.
Braconid wasps (Hymenoptera) of Reunion. 1. Euphorinae (including Meteorini): key to species and description of six new species
The Euphorinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) collected in Reunion Island (Indian Ocean) is revised to a total of nine species, six of them being newly described.
Biotic and Abiotic Factors Affecting the Flight Activity of Fopius arisanus, an Egg-Pupal Parasitoid of Fruit Fly Pests
Climatic conditions and the physiological state of aparasitoid may alter its host selection behavior and thus its efficiency as a biological control agent and the importance of these observations on the efficiency of F. arisanus as a Biological control agent in tropical humid areas is discussed.
Trap cropping to control Delia radicum populations in cruciferous crops: first results and future applications
Associating the primary crop with a trap crop that is expected to be more attractive to D. radicum females and to attract and sustain their natural enemies such as Aleochara bilineata and A. bipustulata is suggested.
Location of Host and Host Habitat by Fruit Fly Parasitoids
A detailed knowledge of this behavior may be very useful for selecting the release sites for both inundative/augmentative releases of mass-reared parasitoids and inoculative releases for classical biocontrol.