George E. Heimpel, Mark A. Jervis

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This chapter considers ways in which phytophagy by parasitoids and predators may be studied, particularly with respect to conservation biological control programmes that involve the manipulation of insect natural enemies by means of supplemental food provision. Many insect natural enemy species, at some stage during their life cycle, exploit plant materials in addition to invertebrate materials, and the nutrients obtained from the former affect growth, development, survival and reproduction (subsections 2.7.3 and 2.8.3).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInsects As Natural Enemies
Subtitle of host publicationA Practical Perspective
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781402026256
ISBN (Print)9781402017346
StatePublished - 2005

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