Parasitic wasps attracted by the sex pheromone of their coccid host

@article{Sternlicht2006ParasiticWA,
  title={Parasitic wasps attracted by the sex pheromone of their coccid host},
  author={M. Sternlicht},
  journal={Entomophaga},
  year={2006},
  volume={18},
  pages={339-342}
}
Sticky traps baited with live virgin females of the California red scale, placed in citrus groves to capture male scales, also attracted parasitic wasps ofAphytis spp. The number of wasps captured per trap (>500) reached up to 75 % of all insects caught in some citrus groves not treated with pesticides.Laboratory experiments withAphytis melinus andA. coheni and other wasps, carried out simultaneously in two different olfactometers, showed that the two species ofAphytis were highly responsive to… Expand
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