Université de Neuchâtel

A comparative study on the plant odour preferences and learning ability of three solitary endoparaditoids of "Spodoptera" species

Tamò Zürcher, Cristina ; Turlings, Theodoor (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2006 ; Th.1983.

Odour cues are crucial for adult female and male parasitoids throughout their life span. The attraction of parasitoids to the odours of plants, hosts, food sources, conspecifics and competitors have been studied using various methods and tools, mostly in different types of olfactometers and wind tunnels. For this thesis we developed a novel olfactometer for highthrough-put bio-assays. In chapter...