Does host plant influence parasitism and parasitoid species composition in Lygus rugulipennis? A molecular approach.

@article{Gariepy2008DoesHP,
  title={Does host plant influence parasitism and parasitoid species composition in Lygus rugulipennis? A molecular approach.},
  author={Tara D Gariepy and Ulrich Kuhlmann and Cedric Gillott and Martin Erlandson},
  journal={Bulletin of entomological research},
  year={2008},
  volume={98 3},
  pages={217-21}
}
Lygus Hahn plant bugs (Hemiptera: Miridae) are serious pests of a wide variety of economically important crops in North America. European Peristenus digoneutis Loan and P. relictus Ruthe (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) are being considered for release in Canada as part of a classical biological control program for Lygus. The attractiveness of different host plants to European Peristenus has not been addressed, but may be an important consideration prior to parasitoid release. Lygus rugulipennis… CONTINUE READING