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Data from: Niche partitioning and coexistence of parasitoids of the same feeding guild introduced for biological control of an invasive forest pest

    The data set is collected to evaluate if two parasitoids (Spathius galinae and Tetrastichus planipennisi), introduced for biocontrol of the invasive emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis, into North America have established niche-partitioning, co-existing populations following their sequential or simultaneous field releases to 12 hard-wood forests located in Midwest and Northeast regions of the United States.

    Microplitis demolitor Official Gene Set micdem_OGSv1.0

      This dataset presents the *Microplitis demolitor* Official Gene Set (OGS) v1.0. The OGS is an integration of automatic gene predictions from *Microplitis demolitor* genome annotations NCBI-RefSeq's gene set NCBI Microplitis demolitor Annotation Release 101, with manual annotations by the research community, performed via the Apollo manual curation software. Manual annotations were QC'd via the GFF3toolkit and NCBI's table2asn_GFF software, and merged with NCBI Microplitis demolitor Annotation Release 101 via the GFF3toolkit.

      Bio-Control Parasite

        A model that simulates host and parasitoid population interactions, parasitism rates, and plant damage is described. BIOCONTROL-PARASITE can simulate many different species of phytophagus insects, parasitoids, and plants because specifics of the insect and plant biology are entered though menus at the beginning of a simulation.

        Divergence in host specificity and genetics among populations of Aphelinus certus

          These are data on variation in host specificity and genetics among 16 populations of an aphid parasitoid, *Aphelinus certus*, 15 from Asia and one from North America. Host range was the same for all the parasitoid populations, but levels of parasitism varied among aphid species, suggesting adaptation to locally abundant aphids. Differences in host specificity did not correlate with geographical distances among parasitoid populations, suggesting that local adaption is mosaic rather than clinal, with a spatial scale of less than 50 kilometers. Analysis of reduced representation libraries for each population showed genetic differentiation among them. Differences in host specificity correlated with genetic distances among the parasitoid populations.

          Genes of viral origin in the Microplitis demolitor genome

            *Microplitis demolitor* (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) is a parasitoid used as a biological control agent to control larval-stage Lepidoptera and serves as a model for studying the function and evolution of symbiotic viruses in the genus Bracovirus. Using RNA-Seq data for this species and manual annotation of genes of viral origin, we annotated a high-quality gene set including 171 virus-derived protein-coding genes.