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Spatial and temporal variation in natural enemy assemblages on Maryland native plant species

Author(s): S. D. Frank, P. M. Shrewsbury and O. Esiekpe

Month: Apr
Year: 2008

Journal: Environmental Entomology
Journal Link: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/esa/envent
Volume: 37
Issue: 2
Pages: 478-486

Article Topic(s): Pathology,Human Use
Research Setting(s): Landscape

Species Referenced: Monarda punctata (Spotted beebalm),

Abstract

Ten plant species native to Maryland were assessed for their potential use as refugia for beneficial insects that predate upon herbiverous insects. Monarda punctata, Pycnanthemum tenuifolium, and Eupatorium hyssopifolium were found generally to attract the most abundant "foliar predators and parasitoids". The tested plants attracted diverse assemblages of foliar and ground-dwelling beneficial insects leading the authors to suggest that native species could be used to customize the beneficial insect environment to specific crop pests.

Suggested Citation

S. D. Frank, P. M. Shrewsbury and O. Esiekpe. "Spatial and temporal variation in natural enemy assemblages on Maryland native plant species." Environmental Entomology 37.2 (2008): 478-486.

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ISSN: 0046-225X

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