Investigation of the possibilities of the ectoparasitoid bracon hebetor say (Hymenoptera: Braconidae_ to be a vector of the Baculovirus Gammae (Baculoviridae) on the larvae of the Autographa Gamma L. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
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Author: Stoyanova, Emanouela
Three experiments were conducted to determine whether the ectoparasitoid Bracon hebetor Say (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) is able to transmit the viral infection from contaminated with Baculovirus gammae (Baculoviridae) to uncontaminated larvae of Autographa gamma (L.) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). The ectoparasitoid B. hebetor successfully transmitted the Baculovirus gammae on the larvae of A. gamma. Parasitoids transmitted the viral infection more successfully from the donor larvae to recipient larvae for 24h. (83,3%) than 48h (44% and 66,7%).