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Conserving natural enemies with flowering plants: Estimating floral attractiveness to parasitic Hymenoptera and attraction's relationship to flower and plant morphology

Author(s): John Sivinski, David Wahl, Tim Holler, Shoki Al Dobai and Robert Sivinski

Month: Sep
Year: 2011

Journal: Biological Control
Volume: 58
Issue: 3
Pages: 208-214

Article Topic(s): Pollination, Restoration
Research Setting(s): Agricultural, Garden

Species Referenced: Ageratina aromatica (Lesser snakeroot),

Abstract

This study is an assessment of the ability of different plant species to attract beneficial parasitic wasps when planted near agricultural fields. The presence of A. aromatica significantly increased observance of wasps. This species and other parasitoid wasp attractors may improve ecosystem services when planted/maintained around agricultural fields.

Suggested Citation

John Sivinski, David Wahl, Tim Holler, Shoki Al Dobai and Robert Sivinski. "Conserving natural enemies with flowering plants: Estimating floral attractiveness to parasitic Hymenoptera and attraction's relationship to flower and plant morphology." Biological Control 58.3 (2011): 208-214.

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