The parasitoid Cotesia glomerata (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) discriminates between first and fifth larval instars of its host Pieris brassicae on the basis of contact cues from frass, silk, and herbivore-damaged leaf tissue.

L. Mattiacci, M. Dicke

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79 Citations (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-498
JournalJournal of Insect Behavior
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • behavior
  • Braconidae
  • Cotesia glomerata
  • host instar selection
  • host suitability
  • Hymenoptera
  • kairomone
  • Lepidoptera
  • parasitoid
  • Pieridae
  • Pieris brassicae
  • tritrophic interaction

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