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Does agricultural landscape structure affect parasistism and parasitoid diversity?


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Menalled, F. D. , Marino, P. C. , Gage, S. H. , and Landis, D. A. , 1999, Does agricultural landscape structure affect parasistism and parasitoid diversity?: Ecological Applications 9, no. 2 (1999): 634–641.


Synopsis: This study evaluates whether previous observations of a higher percentage of parasitism and parasitoid diversity in a complex agricultural landscape, relative to a simple landscape, represent a general phenomenon. Rates of parasitism and parasitoid diversity of the armyworm (Pseudaletia unipuncta) were assessed in three replicate (Onondaga, Ingham, and Benton) regions in southern Michigan. Within each region, a simple landscape (primarily cropland) and a complex landscape (cropland intermixed with mid and late successional noncrop habitats) were identified through analysis of aerial photographs. In each landscape, three maize fields were selected, and second to fourth instar P. unipuncta were released into three replicate [...]



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journalEcological Applications 9, no. 2 (1999): 634–641
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