Université de Neuchâtel

Parasitism of non-target lepidoptera by mass released Trichogramma brassicae and its implication for the larval parasitoid Lydella thompsoni

Kuske, Stefan ; Babendreier, Dirk ; Edwards, Peter ; Turlings, Ted C. J. ; Bigler, Franz

In: BioControl, 2004, vol. 49, no. 1, p. 1-19

The release of high numbers of the eggparasitoid Trichogramma brassicae Bezd.(Hym. Trichogrammatidae) to control the European corn borer (ECB), Ostrinianubilalis Hb. (Lep.: Crambidae) in maize hasraised concerns about potential negativeeffects on native natural enemies. The nativelarval parasitoid Lydella thompsoni Herting (Dipt.: Tachinidae) is the most frequent and...