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dc.contributor.authorGitau, C. W.
dc.contributor.authorNgi-Song, A. J.
dc.contributor.authorOtieno, S.A.
dc.contributor.authorOverholt, W. A.
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-02T06:26:58Z
dc.date.available2014-09-02T06:26:58Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationBiocontrol Science and Technology Volume 17, Issue 5, 2007en_US
dc.identifier.issn0958-3157
dc.identifier.other1360-0478
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/09583150701311572
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/11101
dc.descriptionDOI:10.1080/09583150701311572en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Asian pupal parasitoid, Xanthopimpla stemmator Thunberg, was imported into East Africa as a classical biological agent of lepidopteran cereal stem borers. Preference of X. stemmator females for four common borers of maize and sorghum; the crambid Chilo partellus (Swinhoe), the pyralid, Eldana saccharina Walker, and the noctuids, Busseola fusca Fuller and Sesamia calamistis Hampson, was investigated. Pre-adult experience of X. stemmator females did not influence choice of host. In dual choice tests, more B. fusca were attacked than E. saccharina, while E. saccharina were attacked more than Ch. partellus. Life table studies on three of the hosts revealed that the intrinsic rate of increase was highest when X. stemmator was reared on S. calamistis. Net reproductive rates, mean generation times and doubling times were not different between hosts. Results suggest that X. stemmator can be successfully reared on the three stem borer species and released in areas where any combination of the three hosts occurs.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.subjectHost preferenceen_US
dc.subjectlife tablesen_US
dc.subjectstem borersen_US
dc.subjectXanthopimpla stemmatoren_US
dc.titleHost preference of Xanthopimpla stemmator (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) and its reproductive performance on selected African lepidopteran stem borersen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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