A six-arm olfactometer for analysing olfactory responses of Goniozus legneri Gordh (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae), the larval ectoparasitoid of carob moth

  • M. Aleosfoor Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.
  • F. Ehteshami Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.
  • L. Fekrat | lfekratt@yahoo.com Department of Plant Protection, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.

Abstract

The behavioural responses of Goniozus legneri were investigated in a six-arm olfactometer. Among the different odours examined, carob moth (Ectomyelois ceratoniae Zeller) frass elicited the highest olfactory responses, while Ephestisa larvae, which were less suitable hosts, elicited the lowest response. The different preferences to various odours suggest that Goniozus legneri can discriminate among suitable and less suitable insect hosts.

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2014-12-21
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parasitoid, carob moth, Ectomyelois ceratonia, pomegranate, olfactory responses.
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Aleosfoor, M., Ehteshami, F., & Fekrat, L. (2014). A six-arm olfactometer for analysing olfactory responses of Goniozus legneri Gordh (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae), the larval ectoparasitoid of carob moth. Journal of Entomological and Acarological Research, 46(3), 119-122. https://doi.org/10.4081/jear.2014.3787