Source of the host marking pheromone in the egg parasitoid Trissolcus basalis (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae).

Abstract

After oviposition, Trissolcus basalis females always mark the host's surface, depositing host marking substances for herself and to warn other ovipositing females. The perception of these host marking substances, probably through the antennae, can induce the female to leave and seek healthy hosts. Parasitoid females exposed to conspecific parasitized egg… (More)

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