The purpose of this research was the determination of the effectiveness of Meteorus versicolor Wesm. in the control of Tephrina arenacearia Den. et Schiff. We studied the behavioral responses of this braconid to changes the number of hosts in laboratory conditions. It was revealed that this parasitoid is distributed proportionally to host population density. M. versicolor can parasitize both the single and accumulated larvae of the host.
parasitoid, functional and numerical responses.
KERIMOVA, ILHAMA GUDRAT GIZI and ABDINBEKOVA, ARIFA AKHMED GIZI (1999) "Responses of Meteorus Versicolor Wesm. (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) to the Population Density of Tephrina Arenacearia Den. et Schiff. (Lepidoptera. Geomatridae)," Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 23: No. 4, Article 5. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol23/iss4/5