Monarda fistulosa hydrolate as antimicrobial agent in artificial media for the in vitro rearing of the tachinid parasitoid Exorista larvarum

@article{Dindo2020MonardaFH,
  title={Monarda fistulosa hydrolate as antimicrobial agent in artificial media for the in vitro rearing of the tachinid parasitoid Exorista larvarum},
  author={Maria Luisa Dindo and Monica Marianna Modesto and Chiara Rossi and Maura Di Vito and Giovanni Burgio and Lorenzo Barbanti and Paola Mattarelli},
  journal={Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata},
  year={2020},
  volume={169}
}
Exorista larvarum (L.) (Diptera: Tachinidae), a larval parasitoid of Lepidoptera, can be reared from egg to fecund adult on artificial media composed of crude components. The standard in vitro culture is performed in 24‐well plastic rearing plates. Exorista larvarum eggs, removed from superparasitized larvae of Galleria mellonella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), are individually placed in the wells, each containing a cotton swab soaked in liquid medium. The plates are then sealed until… 
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