EurekaMag.com logo
+ Site Statistics
References:
53,869,633
Abstracts:
29,686,251
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

Chemical and tactile communication between the root aphid parasitoid Paralipsis enervis and trophobiotic ants: Consequences for parasitoid survival



Chemical and tactile communication between the root aphid parasitoid Paralipsis enervis and trophobiotic ants: Consequences for parasitoid survival



Experientia (Basel) 52(7): 731-738



Females of the aphid parasitoid Paralipsis enervis received liquid food by regurgitation (trophallaxis) from workers of the ant species Lasius niger, but were not fed by workers of Myrmica laevinodis and Tetramorium caespitum. While P. enervis was not treated aggressively by workers of any of these species, Lasius flavus workers killed the parasitoid. This different ant behaviour resulted in a different parasitoid longevity. While P. enervis survived for only 10 min in the presence of L. flavus (due to ant aggression) or for approximately one day in the presence of T. caespitum and M. laevinodis (due to lack of trophallaxis), survival increased significantly to more than five days in the presence of L. niger, which provided food regularly to the parasitoids. Our study suggests that P. enervis mimics behavioural signals of L. niger, as well as odor cues of its host aphid Anoecia corni, to avoid aggression by L. niger.

(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 008304865

Download citation: RISBibTeXText



Related references

Chemical mimicry in the root aphid parasitoid Paralipsis eikoae Yasumatsu (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae) of the aphid-attending ant Lasius sakagamii Yamauchi & Hayashida (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Chemoecology 8(4): 153-161, 1998

Impacts of two ants, Lasius niger and Pristomyrmex pungens , attending the brown citrus aphid, Toxoptera citricidus , on the parasitism of the aphid by the primary parasitoid, Lysiphlebus japonicus , and its larval survival. Applied Entomology & Zoology 38(3): 347-357, August, 2003

Association of the root aphid parasitoids aclitus sappaphis and paralipsis eikoae hymenoptera aphidiidae with the aphid attending ants pheidole fervida and lasius niger hymenoptera formicidae. Kontyu 53(1): 150-160, 1985

Influence of wheat and oat cultivars on the development of the cereal aphid and parasitoid Aphidius rhopalosiphi and the generalist aphid parasitoid Ephedrus plagiator. Annals of Applied Biology 129(2): 181-187, 1996

Influence of wheat and oat cultivars on the development of the cereal aphid parasitoid Aphidius rhopalosiphi and the generalist aphid parasitoid Ephedrus plagiator. Annals of Applied Biology 129(2): 181-187, 1996

Evaluation of toxicity of 83 pesticides against aphid parasitoid, Aphidius colemani (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), and control effects of the green peach aphid, Myzus persicae with a combination of aphid parasitoid and pesticides. Korean Journal of Applied Entomology 45(2): 217-226, 2006

Impacts of two ants, Lasius niger and Pristomyrmex pungens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), attending the brown citrus aphid, Toxoptera citricidus (Homoptera: Aphididae), on the parasitism of the aphid by the primary parasitoid, Lysiphlebus japonicus (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae), and its larval survival. Applied Entomology and Zoology 38(3): 347-357, 2003

Different impacts of two species of aphid-attending ants with different aggressiveness on the number of emerging adults of the aphid's primary parasitoid and hyperparasitoids. Ecological Research 18(2): 199-212, 2003

Aphid-attending ants increase the number of emerging adults of the aphid's primary parasitoid and hyperparasitoids by repelling intraguild predators. Entomological Science 5(2): 131-146, 2002

Progeny and sex allocation in the aphid parasitoid lysiphlebia mirzai at different parasitoid host ratios hymenoptera aphidiidae. Entomologia Generalis 16(1): 023-030, 1991

Effects of host plant resistance on insect pests and its parasitoid a case study of wheat-aphid-parasitoid system. Biological Control 49(2): 134-138, 2009

Responses of the parasitoid Praon volucre to aphid sex pheromone lures in cereal fields in autumn Implications for parasitoid manipulation. European Journal of Entomology 90(4): 435-438, 1993

Life history and association with ants of aclitus sappaphis and paralipsis eikoae hymenoptera aphidiidae parasitizing the root aphid sappaphis piri homoptera aphididae. Kontyu 51(4): 509-519, 1983

Molecular analysis reveals high compartmentalization in aphid-primary parasitoid networks and low parasitoid sharing between crop and noncrop habitats. Molecular Ecology 23(15): 3900-3911, 2014

Host-parasitoid metapopulations: The consequences of parasitoid aggregation on spatial dynamics and searching efficiency. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences 260(1359): 335-342, 1995