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Research Article

Lack of Genetic Differentiation between Contrasted Overwintering Strategies of a Major Pest Predator Episyrphus balteatus (Diptera: Syrphidae): Implications for Biocontrol

  • Lucie Raymond mail,

    lucie.raymond@toulouse.inra.fr

    Affiliations: INRA, UMR 1201 DYNAFOR, Castanet Tolosan, France, Agrocampus Ouest, UMR 1349 IGEPP, Rennes, France

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  • Manuel Plantegenest,

    Affiliation: Agrocampus Ouest, UMR 1349 IGEPP, Rennes, France

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  • Bertrand Gauffre,

    Affiliations: INRA, USC 1339 (CEBC-CNRS), Beauvoir sur Niort, France, CEBC-CNRS (UPR 1934), Beauvoir sur Niort, France

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  • Jean-Pierre Sarthou,

    Affiliation: Université de Toulouse, INPT-ENSAT, UMR 1248 AGIR, Castanet-Tolosan, France

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  • Aude Vialatte

    Affiliation: Université de Toulouse, INPT-ENSAT, UMR 1201 DYNAFOR, Castanet-Tolosan, France

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  • Published: September 02, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072997

About the Authors

Lucie Raymond
INRA, UMR 1201 DYNAFOR, Castanet Tolosan, France
Lucie Raymond, Manuel Plantegenest
Agrocampus Ouest, UMR 1349 IGEPP, Rennes, France
Bertrand Gauffre
INRA, USC 1339 (CEBC-CNRS), Beauvoir sur Niort, France
Bertrand Gauffre
CEBC-CNRS (UPR 1934), Beauvoir sur Niort, France
Jean-Pierre Sarthou
Université de Toulouse, INPT-ENSAT, UMR 1248 AGIR, Castanet-Tolosan, France
Aude Vialatte
Université de Toulouse, INPT-ENSAT, UMR 1201 DYNAFOR, Castanet-Tolosan, France

Corresponding Author

Email: lucie.raymond@toulouse.inra.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LR AV JPS MP. Performed the experiments: LR. Analyzed the data: LR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LR AV MP. Wrote the paper: LR AV MP JPS BG.