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Attractiveness of Michigan native plants to arthropod natural enemies and herbivores
Author(s): A. K. Fiedler and D. A. Landis
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Environmental Entomology
Article Topic(s): Pathology
Research Setting(s): Agricultural, Field
AbstractEvaluates the use of native plants to attract natural enemies for conservation biological control. Current guidelines often recommend using annual exotic plants for this purpose but native perennial plants may provide similar resources and have advantages over exotics. The study identifies 24 native perennial that attracted higher numbers of natural enemies than exotic plants. Among the most attractive plants listed are Monarda punctata and Coreopsis lanceolata.
Suggested CitationA. K. Fiedler and D. A. Landis. "Attractiveness of Michigan native plants to arthropod natural enemies and herbivores." Environmental Entomology 36.4 (2007): 751-765.