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Peer-Review Article

Abstract

Three species of eumenid wasps, Ancistrocerus adiabatus, Ancistrocerus antilope, and Euodynerus Ieucomelas, accepted and provisioned trap-nesting blocks with lepidopterous larvae, A pyralid. Nephopteryx sp., was the most commonly provisioned prey. A. adiabarus and E. leucomelas preyed on late instars of the spruce budworm, Choristoneura fumiferana: however. budworms accounted for only 6% of the provisioned prey. Estimates of budworm population densities before and after wasp predation, and subsample-s of provisioned prey indicated no significant reductions i = 0.065%) in budworm populations attributable to trap-nesting wasps.

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