Suitability of different lepidopteran host species for development of Bracon hebetor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae).

@article{Ghimire2010SuitabilityOD,
  title={Suitability of different lepidopteran host species for development of Bracon hebetor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae).},
  author={Mukti Nath Ghimire and Thomas W. Phillips},
  journal={Environmental entomology},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={449-58}
}
Bracon hebetor Say (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) is a gregarious larval ectoparasitoid of several species of Lepidoptera that are associated with stored products. The suitability of 12 potential lepidopteran host species representing four families was studied in this study for the development and reproduction of B. hebetor. The Lepidoptera species used were the Indianmeal moth, Plodia interpunctella (Hübner), Mediterranean flour moth, Ephestia kuehniella (Zeller), almond moth, E. cautella (Walker… CONTINUE READING
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