A Comparison of Two Parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) of the Vine Mealybug: Rapid, Non-Discriminatory Oviposition is Favored when Ants Tend the Host

@inproceedings{Sime2014ACO,
  title={A Comparison of Two Parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) of the Vine Mealybug: Rapid, Non-Discriminatory Oviposition is Favored when Ants Tend the Host},
  author={K. Sime and K. Daane},
  booktitle={Environmental entomology},
  year={2014}
}
  • K. Sime, K. Daane
  • Published in Environmental entomology 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
ABSTRACT The encyrtid parasitoids Coccidoxenoides perminutus Girault and Anagyrus nr. sp. pseudococci (Girault) were compared in the laboratory as parasitoids of the mealybug Planococcus ficus (Signoret). Female C. perminutus preferred second-instar P. ficus for oviposition, and produced more adult offspring (149.3 per female) than A. nr. sp. pseudococci (54.1 per female). The development time, from egg to adult emergence, of C. perminutus decreased with increasing constant temperatures… Expand
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