Daily locomotor activity of the parasitoid wasp Meteorus pulchricornis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) that attacks exposed lepidopteran larvae

The braconid parasitoid wasp that attacks exposed lepidopteran larvae, Meteorus pulchricornis (Wesmael), is a common natural enemy of pest caterpillars and may serve as a biological control agent. Recently spreading nighttime lighting for the control of noctuid moths may affect the behavior of the parasitoid if it is nocturnal, but little is known about its… CONTINUE READING