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Six New Hosts of Bracon mellitor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), with a Review of Recorded Hosts

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A complete list of hosts of Bracon mellitor Say is presented. Six new hosts, Acontia cretata (Grote & Robinson), Anthonomus heterothecae Pierce, Phaneta mormonensis (Heinrich), Thyraylia bunteana Robinson, Mimoschinia rufofascialis (Stephens), and Schinia mitis (Grote) were discovered. Overwintering fifth instars of B. mellitor were found in only three plant species, Datura stramonium L., Grindelia squarrosa (Pursh) Dunal, and Heterotheca latifolia Buckley.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1989

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  • Environmental Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes reports on the interaction of insects with the biological, chemical, and physical aspects of their environment and is divided into the following sections: physiological ecology; chemical ecology; population ecology; quantitative ecology; community and ecosystem ecology; biological control--parasitoids and predators; biological control--microbials; biological control--weeds; behavior; pest management; sampling; plant-insect interactions; molecular ecology and evolution; transgenic plants and insects. In addition to research papers, Environmental Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, and Book Reviews.
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