Cotesia vestalis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) has been widely used in many parts of the world as a major biocontrol agent of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella. The rate of parasitism and the rate of control exerted on the pests are highly variable geographically as well as not all introduction and augmentations were successful. Populations from different geographic regions often display various levels of reproductive incompatibility because they have been geographically isolated, experienced different selection pressures and/or adapted to various local environments. Experiment were conducted to compare reproductive compatibility between two geographic populations of C. vestalis one from Fukuoka, Japan (Temperate population) and the other from Mandalay, Myanmar (Tropical population). Results indicated that there was partial incompatibility between the two populations.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1 2009|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Agronomy and Crop Science