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Rearing of Microplitis mediator (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) and its host Mamestra brassicae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)


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Belz, Elodie; Géneau, Céline E.; Fürst, Moritz; Balmer, Oliver; Andermatt, Pius; Pfiffner, Lukas; Westerd, Léon and Luka, Henryk (2014) Rearing of Microplitis mediator (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) and its host Mamestra brassicae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). European Journal of Entomology, 111 (3), pp. 443-447.

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Establishing continuous and reliable colonies of pest-parasitoid systems in the laboratory is an essential requirement for carrying out manipulative experiments on biological control. Here we describe in detail the rearing protocols that we optimized for the efficient rearing of the cabbage moth Mamestra brassicae and its key parasitoid Microplitis mediator.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microplitis mediator, Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Mamestra brassicae, pest, parasitoid, cabbage moth, protocol, functional agrobiodiversity
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Vegetables
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Plant Protection and Biodiversity
ISSN:ISSN 1210-5759 (print, 1993-2015), 1802-8829 (online, since 2008)
DOI:DOI: 10.14411/eje.2014.043
Deposited By: Luka, Dr. Henryk
ID Code:36394
Deposited On:26 Aug 2019 12:58
Last Modified:26 Aug 2019 12:58
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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