Université de Neuchâtel

The nutritional value of aphid honeydew for parasitoids of lepidopteran pests

Faria, Cristina Arantes de ; Turlings, Ted C.J. (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2005 ; 1831.

Feeding on carbohydrate food sources is critical for survival and reproductive success of adult parasitoids. This means that females of many parasitoids will have to periodically interrupt host foraging to find food. If host and food are located in different patches, food searching can be time and energy consuming. This is especially true for most agricultural monocultures were nectar is...