Effects of host-egg ages on host selection and suitability of four Chinese Trichogramma species, egg parasitoids of the rice striped stem borer, Chilo suppressalis

@article{Zhang2013EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of host-egg ages on host selection and suitability of four Chinese Trichogramma species, egg parasitoids of the rice striped stem borer, Chilo suppressalis},
  author={Junjie Zhang and Bingzhong Ren and Xiao-hua Yuan and Lian-Sheng Zang and Chang-chun Ruan and Guang-zhi Sun and Xi-Wen Shao},
  journal={BioControl},
  year={2013},
  volume={59},
  pages={159-166}
}
The striped stem borer, Chilo suppressalis (Walker), is one of the most economically important rice pests worldwide. However, biological control of this pest using natural-enemy insects has been rarely documented to date. With the objective of screening suitable candidate species for controlling the striped stem borer, we investigated the effect of the age of host eggs on the host selection and suitability by four indigenous Trichogramma species on their native host, C. suppressalis. The… CONTINUE READING