Hyperparasitoids play a major role in insect-plant community as they determine populations dynamics of their host species as well as the lower trophic levels. Yet, little is known on their life-hystories and host-foraging behaviour. Here we present a study aimed to identify which odour cues hyperparasitoids use to locate their hosts and the role of learning in using this cues. Acquiring fundamental knowledge on their behaviour is the first step to develop a sustainable biocontrol program.
|Status||Gepubliceerd - 16 dec 2016|