• Impact of host food plant on parasitization behaviour in a larval parasitoid ofHeliothis armigera (Hubner)

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      Parasitization behaviour; larval parasitoid; Heliothis armigera ; Parasitoid-host-plant system; insect-plant relationship

    • Abstract


      The sequence of host seeking and stimuli involved in them for the larval parasitoid wasEriborus argentipilosus and its- hostHeliothis armigera are discussed through a series of experimental observations. In such a sequence of behaviour the step-by-step release of the different responses tending to contribute to the efficiency of host finding are explained.

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      T V Sathe1

      1. Department of Zoology, Shivaji University, Kolhapur - 416 004, India
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