Oviposition Marking Behavior of Diachasma alloeum, (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), Parasitizing Rhagoletis pomonella, (Diptera: Tephritidae)

@article{Stelinski2010OvipositionMB,
  title={Oviposition Marking Behavior of Diachasma alloeum, (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), Parasitizing Rhagoletis pomonella, (Diptera: Tephritidae)},
  author={Lukasz L. Stelinski and Dhana Raj Boina and Wendy L. Meyer},
  journal={Journal of Insect Behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={23},
  pages={419-430}
}
Diachasma alloeum (Muesebeck) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) is a solitary larval endoparasitoid attacking Rhagoletis (Diptera: Tephritidae) species. Rhagoletis pomonella (Walsh) mark the surface of fruit after oviposition with an oviposition marking pheromone (OMP) which deters conspecific female flies. Herein we demonstrate that female D. alloeum wasps reared… CONTINUE READING