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- Coll, M.; Bottrell, D.G.
- Ecological entomology 1996 v.21 no.2 pp. 141-149
- Pediobius foveolatus, etc ; Epilachna varivestis; parasitoids; natural enemies; habitats; intercropping; Phaseolus vulgaris; Zea mays; parasitism; population density; parasites; continuous cropping; Maryland; Show all 13 Subjects
- ... It has been proposed that herbivore populations are lower in diverse than in simple plant habitats because of greater abundance and/or higher efficiency of natural enemies in mixed plant stands. However, higher enemy colonization is expected in mono- rather than multispecific vegetation if the response of specialist natural enemies to habitat diversification is similar to that of monophagous herbi ...