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Agricultural Research Service

Title: EVIDENCE FOR CHEMICAL COMMUNICATION IN THE MATING BEHAVIOR OF THE FRUIT FLY PARASITOID DIACHASMIMORPHA LONGICAUDATA (HYMENOPTERA, BRACONIDAE))

Author
item Epsky, Nancy
item Dueben, Barbara
item Sivinski, John
item Aluja, Martin
item Teal, Peter
item Heath, Robert

Submitted to: Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/28/2003
Publication Date: 7/28/2003
Citation: Epsky, N.D., Dueben, B.D., Sivinski, J.M., Aluja, M., Teal, P.E., Heath, R.R. 2003. Evidence for Chemical Communication in the Mating Behavior of the Fruit Fly Parasitoid Diachasmimorpha Longicaudata (Hymenoptera, Braconidae). Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Availability of a pheromone-based trapping system for parasitoids such as D. longicaudata would add a valuable tool to document successful use for biological control. Video analysis was used to record male-female interactions, olfactometer and windtunnel studies were used to evaluate response of virgin adults to opposite sex individuals, GC-MS was used to identify and quantify volatile chemicals released from calling insects, and response to synthetic formulations of putative pheromone components were evaluated.

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