The host-and microhabitat olfactory location by Fopius arisanus suggests a broad potential host range

Rousse Pascal, Chiroleu Frédéric, Veslot Jacques, Quilici Serge. 2007. The host-and microhabitat olfactory location by Fopius arisanus suggests a broad potential host range. Physiological Entomology, 32 (4) : pp. 313-321.

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Abstract : The identification of infochemicals for parasitoid females is a critical issue in applied and fundamental parasitoid research. The olfactory location of host and its microhabitat by Fopius arisanus (Sonan, 1932) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), an egg-pupal parasitoid of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae), is investigated. Potential sources of volatiles are placed in opaque traps and tested in field cages, under seminatural conditions. Fopius arisanus females respond positively to synomones from mango leaves and from fruits belonging to many botanical families, including the nonhost plant strawberry. They prefer fruits infested by Tephritidae to uninfested ones but do not discriminate between fresh and old infestations. Fopius arisanus females are attracted by the odours of faeces of the tephritid fly Bactrocera zonata. They exhibit remote detection of a volatile kairomone coating the egg mass of all tested Tephritidae species but absent in the egg mass of the Muscidae Stomoxys calcitrans. All these infochemicals are volatile but only those emanating from fruit and from faeces are attractants perceived before landing. The relationships between this apparent generalist behaviour and the dietary specialization of F. arisanus are discussed, according to its ecology and behaviour in its natural environment. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Agent de lutte biologique, Braconidae, Tephritidae, Lutte biologique, Parasitoïde, Interactions biologiques, Composé volatil, Odeur, Expérimentation au champ, Bactrocera, Muscidae, Culture fruitière

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Réunion

Mots-clés complémentaires : Fopius arisanus, Mouche des fruits

Classification Agris : H10 - Pests of plants

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 1 (2005-2013) - Intensification écologique

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Rousse Pascal, Université de la Réunion (REU)
  • Chiroleu Frédéric, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR PVBMT (REU) ORCID: 0000-0002-4874-5357
  • Veslot Jacques
  • Quilici Serge, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR PVBMT (REU)

Autres liens de la publication

  • Document en bibliothèque
  • Localisation du document : CD_BR13985 [(Bibliothèque de Lavalette)] ; RN_BR942 [(Centre de Ressources 3P (La Réunion))]

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