Response of the wasp (Cotesia glomerata) to larvae of the large white butterfly (Pieris brassicae)

@article{Sato2004ResponseOT,
  title={Response of the wasp (Cotesia glomerata) to larvae of the large white butterfly (Pieris brassicae)},
  author={Yoshibumi Sato and Naota Ohsaki},
  journal={Ecological Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={19},
  pages={445-449}
}
The large white butterfly (Pieris brassicae L) first invaded northernmost Japan from Siberia around 1994, and after a few years, began to expand its range. The wasp, Cotesia glomerata (L) parasitizes larvae of the small white butterfly (Pieris rapae crucivora Boisduval), a usual host in the same geographic area. Some Pieris brassicae larvae in Hokkaido have been parasitized by Cotesia glomerata, but the parasitism rate of Pieris brassicae larvae tends to be lower than that of Pieris rapae. To… CONTINUE READING