Functional response of the aphelinid parasitoid, Aphytis diaspidis: Effect of host scale species, Diaspidiotus perniciosus and Hemiberlesia lataniae

@inproceedings{Bayoumy2011FunctionalRO,
  title={Functional response of the aphelinid parasitoid, Aphytis diaspidis: Effect of host scale species, Diaspidiotus perniciosus and Hemiberlesia lataniae},
  author={Mohamed H. Bayoumy},
  year={2011}
}
Aphytis diaspidis Howard is an idiobiont parasitoid of the invasive (Diaspidiotus perniciosus Comstock) and usual (Hemiberlesia lataniae Signoret) hosts. The objectives were to study the effect of host scale species on functional response of A. diaspidis and to answer on the question raised whether the killing efficiency of this parasitoid against the invasive host will differ from that of usual host. The parasitoid showed no host species preference with a type II response when offered both… CONTINUE READING