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Rearing, release and settlement prospect in Italy of Torymus sinensis, the biological control agent of the chestnut gall wasp Dryocosmus kuriphilus
Dryocosmus kuriphilus Yasumatsu (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae), is one of the most serious pests attacking chestnut trees. Recently it was incidentally introduced into Northwest Italy and it is nowExpand
Pleiotropic antipredator strategies, fleeing and feigning death, correlated with dopamine levels in Tribolium castaneum
A prey animal has the alternative of fleeing or feigning death to survive when it encounters predators. We found that fleeing by an artificial threat, locomotion and feigning death areExpand
Torymus sinensis: Biology, Host Range and Hybridization
Torymus sinensis is a solitary ectophagous parasitoid of the chestnut gallwasp, Dryocosmus kuriphilus. It originates, like its host, from China. Following the accidental introduction and rapid rangeExpand