Diurnal rhythms of emergence host feeding and oviposition of <i>Eretmocerus warrae</i> (Hymenoptera Aphelinidae)


  • A. Hanan
  • X.Z. He
  • M. Shakeel
  • Q. Wang




Eretmocerus warrae is a parasitoid of greenhouse whitefly Trialeurodes vaporariorum It was first detected in New Zealand in 1997 during a survey of greenhouses in Auckland In the laboratory at 221C 605 RH and 168 h lightdark significantly higher adult emergence occurred after 23 h of light No emergence was observed during the scotophase Host feeding and oviposition occurred in both the photophase and scotophase In the photophase host feeding by E warrae tended to be higher after 46 h of light than at other stages of photophase In the scotophase the number of hosts fed on by E warrae was significantly higher 2 h before lights came on The number of eggs laid was significantly higher 1014 h into the photophase than at other stages There tended to be higher oviposition in the first 2 h of darkness




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Hanan, A., X.Z. He, M. Shakeel, and Q. Wang. “Diurnal Rhythms of Emergence Host Feeding and Oviposition of &lt;i&gt;Eretmocerus warrae&lt;/i&Gt; (Hymenoptera Aphelinidae)”. New Zealand Plant Protection 62 (August 1, 2009): 156–160. Accessed November 29, 2021. https://journal.nzpps.org/index.php/nzpp/article/view/4771.




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