Reference : Aphid honeydew is not only a sugary and amino-acid secretion
Scientific congresses and symposiums : Poster
Life sciences : Entomology & pest control
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/40880
Aphid honeydew is not only a sugary and amino-acid secretion
English
Leroy, Pascal [Université de Liège - ULg > > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech >]
Heuskin, Stéphanie mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech >]
Sabri, Ahmed mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Centre Wallon de biologie industrielle >]
Capella, Quentin mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech >]
Lognay, Georges mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech >]
Wathelet, Jean-Paul mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech >]
Thonart, Philippe mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la vie > Biochimie et microbiologie industrielles - Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech >]
Haubruge, Eric mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Services administratifs généraux > Vice-Recteur de Gembloux Agro Bio Tech - Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech >]
2008
No
15th Benelux Congress of Zoology
Liège
Belgique
[en] aphid ; honeydew ; sugar ; amino-acid
[en] Aphids, feeding from the phloem sap of plants, are the most common honeydew producing insects. This aphid excretory product consists in an aqueous mixture of different chemical compounds of which the most important are sugars (90-95% of the dry weight) and amino acids.
This excretory product, used by parasitoids and predators, plays a crucial role in the tritrophic interactions : (1) honeydew is an important food complement and (2) honeydew acts as a volatile and a contact kairomone. These characteristics could be exploited for enhancing the
biological control in fields through the use of an « artificial honeydew ».
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/40880

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