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  • Authors Ameixa, OMCC; Kindlmann, P
  • Author Full Name Ameixa, O. M. C. C.; Kindlmann, P.
  • Title Effect of synthetic and plant-extracted aphid pheromones on the behaviour of Aphidius colemani
  • Nationality nacional
  • Source JOURNAL OF APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY
  • Language English
  • Document Type Article
  • Author Keywords (E)-ss-farnesene; Aphidius colemani; Nepeta cataria oil; synthetic nepetalactone
  • Keywords Plus DAMSON-HOP APHID; IN-FLIGHT ORIENTATION; SEX-PHEROMONE; ALARM PHEROMONE; PHORODON-HUMULI; SCHIZAPHIS-GRAMINUM; FORAGING BEHAVIOR; PARASITOIDS; ERVI; HYMENOPTERA
  • Abstract Parasitoid females use several chemical cues to locate hosts. A better knowledge of how they respond to a complex of these cues in a small range may help us to understand how to manipulate the parasitoids in the field. Here, the response of the aphid parasitoid Aphidius colemani to a mixture of odours of synthetic and plant-extracted nepetalactone (a component of aphid sex pheromone) and to (E)-beta-farnesene (aphid alarm pheromone) was investigated. The behavioural responses of A.similar to colemani to three semiochemical groups with different concentrations were studied in a square arena. Parasitoid females were significantly attracted by the semiochemicals, when their concentrations were high, in which case the females spent more time in squares with semiochemicals. The majority of females preferred plant-extracted nepetalactone, when it was in high concentration, but they consistently did not respond to (E)-beta-farnesene.
  • Author Address [Ameixa, O. M. C. C.; Kindlmann, P.] Change Res Ctr AS CR, Dept Biodivers Res, Ceske Budejovice 37005, Czech Republic; [Ameixa, O. M. C. C.] Univ S Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice 31, Czech Republic; [Kindlmann, P.] Charles Univ Prague, Inst Environm Studies, Fac Sci, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Reprint Address Ameixa, OMCC (reprint author), Change Res Ctr AS CR, Dept Biodivers Res, Sadkach 7, Ceske Budejovice 37005, Czech Republic.
  • E-mail Address olgameixa@portugalmail.pt
  • ResearcherID Number Ameixa, Olga/E-2297-2011; Kindlmann, Pavel/H-7718-2014
  • ORCID Number Ameixa, Olga/0000-0002-5422-1090;
  • Funding Agency and Grant Number Czech Ministry of Education [LC06073]; CzechGlobe - Centre for Global Climate Change Impacts Studies [CZ.1.05/1.1.00/02.0073]; European Science Foundation (ESF)
  • Funding Text This research was supported by the grant LC06073 of the Czech Ministry of Education, by CzechGlobe - Centre for Global Climate Change Impacts Studies, Reg.No. CZ.1.05/1.1.00/02.0073 and by a grant from the European Science Foundation (ESF) - Behavioural Ecology of Insect Parasitoids (BEPAR) scientific programme to OA. We thank Mike Birkett for offering us the semiochemicals and Sarka Klementova for helping us with the preparation of the dilutions. We also thank two anonymous reviewers for their most helpful suggestions.
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  • Publisher WILEY-BLACKWELL
  • Publisher City MALDEN
  • Publisher Address COMMERCE PLACE, 350 MAIN ST, MALDEN 02148, MA USA
  • ISSN 0931-2048
  • Character Source Abbreviation J APPL ENTOMOL
  • ISO Source Abbreviation J. Appl. Entomol.
  • Publication Date MAY
  • Year Published 2012
  • Volume 136
  • Issue 4
  • Beginning Page 292
  • Ending Page 301
  • Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1111/j.1439-0418.2011.01638.x
  • Page Count 10
  • Web of Science Category Entomology
  • Subject Category Entomology
  • Document Delivery Number 918BY
  • Unique Article Identifier WOS:000302225200006
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