Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2011

Journal or Book Title

Biocontrol Science and Technology

Volume

21

Issue

1

First Page

71

Last Page

74

DOI

10.1080/09583157.2010.524917

Abstract

We hypothesize that herbivory by predators is affected by the complexity of their diet. Coleomegilla maculata larvae fed prey - Acyrthosiphon pisum or Ostrinia nubilalis eggs - consumed two to three times more plant tissue (pinto beans) than those fed a mixed diet (containing pollen substitute and prey-based components). Simple, prey-only diets appear to lack plant-based nutrients important to this predator.

Comments

This article is from Biocontrol Science and Technology; 21 (2011); 71-74; doi: 10.1080/09583157.2010.524917

Rights

Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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