Honeydew as a food source for natural enemies: Making the best of a bad meal?

@inproceedings{Rijn2008HoneydewAA,
  title={Honeydew as a food source for natural enemies: Making the best of a bad meal?},
  author={Fedes van Rijn and George E. Heimpel and Felix L. W{\"a}ckers and Paul C.J. Van Rijn and George Eugene Heimpel},
  year={2008}
}
The majority of predators and parasitoids require non-prey food as part of their diet. The availability of suitable non-prey food can impact predator–prey and parasitoid–host dynamics and may be critical to the efficacy of biological pest control. A growing body of work addresses the role of floral nectar in conservation biological control programs. In comparison, we know relatively little about the role of honeydew as a sugar source for predators and parasitoids, in spite of the fact that… CONTINUE READING
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