Behavioral Responses of Pepsis thisbe (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) to Chemosensory Cues Associated with Host Spiders

@article{Punzo2005BehavioralRO,
  title={Behavioral Responses of Pepsis thisbe (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) to Chemosensory Cues Associated with Host Spiders},
  author={Fred Punzo and L. Ludwig},
  journal={Journal of Insect Behavior},
  year={2005},
  volume={18},
  pages={757-766}
}
In this study we investigated the ability of females of the spider wasp, Pepsis thisbe, to detect and respond to chemosensory cues associated with two species of theraphosid hosts (Aphonopelma moderatum and A. texense), as well as a novel chemical cue associated with a stored grain beetle (Tribolium confusum), a species not likely to be encountered by these… CONTINUE READING