Wiskerke, J.S.C. and Dicke, M. and Vet, L.E.M. (1993) Drosophila parasitoid solves foraging problem through infochemical detour: the role of adult fly pheromone. In: Proceedings of the Section Experimental and Applied Entomology of the Netherlands Entomological Society, 4, (pp. 79-84).
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The foraging behaviour of Leptopilina heterotoma, a parasitoid of larvae of Drosophila simulans, was studied in a wind tunnel. The response of female parasitoids to: virgin female and male hosts; recently mated female hosts; virgin male hosts; and virgin female hosts on apple-yeast patches, was investigated. Female parasitoids displayed a preference for patches on which host mating and oviposition had occurred; patches on which only virgin male hosts had been present were also attractive. Female parasitoids were equally attracted to patches with the natural host aggregation pheromone, cis-vaccenyl acetate, and synthetic cis-vaccenyl acetate..
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|Institutes:||Nederlands Instituut voor Ecologie (NIOO)|
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