Host Range of Aphantorhaphopsis samarensis (Diptera: Tachinidae), a Larval Parasite of the Gypsy Moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae)

@inproceedings{Fuester2001HostRO,
  title={Host Range of Aphantorhaphopsis samarensis (Diptera: Tachinidae), a Larval Parasite of the Gypsy Moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae)},
  author={Roger W. Fuester and M. S. Kenis and Kenneth S. Swan and Philip C. Kingsley and Carlos Lopez-Vaamonde and Franck H{\'e}rard},
  year={2001}
}
Aphantorhaphopsis samarensis (Villeneuve), a European tachinid, has been released inNorthAmerica for classical biological control of the gypsymoth,Lymantria dispar (L.). This study examined the host range ofA. samarensis.Weused three approaches: (1) Þeld collection and rearing of potential alternate or alternative hosts at European sites where A. samarensis was known to occur, (2)choice tests offering femalesofA. samarensisbothgypsymothandnativeNorthAmerican species of Lepidoptera, and (3) host… CONTINUE READING

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