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dc.contributor González, Jorge. California State University, Fresno. Jordan College of Agricultural Science and Technology. Department of Plant Science en_US
dc.contributor Camino, Dakota. California State University, Fresno. Jordan College of Agricultural Science and Technology. Department of Plant Science en_US
dc.contributor Simon, Sabrina. Wageningen University and Research en_US
dc.contributor Cusumano, Antonino. Wageningen University and Research. Laboratory of Entomology en_US
dc.contributor.author González, Jorge es
dc.contributor.author Camino, Dakota en_US
dc.contributor.author Simon, Sabrina en_US
dc.contributor.author Cusumano, Antonino en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-09T18:10:28Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-09T18:10:28Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-01-09
dc.identifier.other doi: 10.3389/fevo.2017.00172
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/199079 en
dc.description This Document is Protected by copyright and was first published by Frontiers. All rights reserved. it is reproduced with permission. en_US
dc.description.abstract Chemical compounds (infochemicals or semiochemicals) play an important role both in intra-specific and inter-specific communication. For example, chemical cues appear to play a key role in the host selection process adopted by insect parasitoids. In recent years significant advances have been made in order to understand the chemical ecology of insect parasitoids. However, little information is available about the evolution of semiochemical use in the host location process of insect parasitoids. Here we investigated the strategy adopted by seven closely related parasitoid species in the genus Melittobia when foraging for four different suitable hosts. By using an integrated approach that combined olfactometer bioassays and phylogenetic investigations, we found that: (1) exploitation of host-derived semiochemicals is widespread in the Melittobia genus; (2) there is specificity of attraction toward the different host species tested; in particular, the early-branching species in the Melittobia genus are attracted to odors associated with leaf cutting bees (Megachile rotundata) whereas the most-diverged species are attracted to odors associated with solitary mud dauber wasps (Trypoxyilon politum). Regardless of the phylogenetic relationships, no Melittobia species exhibited attraction toward odors of factitious laboratory hosts (i.e., the flesh fly Sarcophaga bullata). Interestingly, five Melittobia species are also attracted by odors associated with honeybees hosts which indicate that these parasitoids could be potential pests of honeybees. Our study shed light on the host location within the Melittobia genus and represents a first attempt to understand semiochemical use in an evolutionary perspective in the context of parasitoids’ foraging behavior. en_US
dc.format.extent pp. 1-11 en_US
dc.language en_US en_US
dc.publisher Frontiers Media en_US
dc.rights.uri Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. For the license details, see: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en_US
dc.subject.other infochemicals en_US
dc.subject.other parasitic wasps en_US
dc.subject.other host location process en_US
dc.subject.other Hymenoptera en_US
dc.subject.other Eulophidae en_US
dc.title Semiochemical Exploitation of Host-Associated Cues by Seven Melittobia Parasitoid Species: Behavioral and Phylogenetic Implications en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.relation.journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (ESSN: 2296-701X). Vol.5, Article 172 en_US
dc.type.genre Articles en_US
dc.date.published 2018-01-09
dc.contributor.local González, Jorge es
dc.contributor.local Camino, Dakota en_US


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