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Habitat use by bumble bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus spp.) in New Zealand
(Lincoln University, 2006)
Pollination is a valuable ecosystem service in which wild insect pollinators play a major role. Currently, managed pollination of crops relies almost entirely on one insect species, the honey bee Apis mellifera L. Interest ...
The effect of floral resources on the leafroller (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) parasitoid Dolichogenidea tasmanica (Cameron)(Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in selected New Zealand vineyards
(Lincoln University, 2002)
In this study, buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) and alyssum (Lobularia maritima (L.)) flowers were used to examine the effect of floral resources on the efficacy of the leafroller parasitoid Dolichogenidea tasmanica ...
Enhancing the biological control of leafrollers (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) using floral resource subsidies in an organic vineyard in Marlborough, New Zealand
(Lincoln University, 2005)
In this thesis, experiments were conducted in both the laboratory and the field to determine whether the provision of floral resources to Dolichogenidea tasmanica Cameron (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) could enhance the biological ...
'Attract and reward' : combining a floral resource subsidy with a herbivore-induced plant volatile to enhance conservation biological control
(Lincoln University, 2009)
Experiments were conducted to assess whether a concept termed 'attract and reward' (A&R) could enhance conservation biological control (CBC). In A&R, a synthetically-produced herbivore induced plant volatile (HIPV) ('attract') ...