Biomass evaluation of concealed insect pests at parasitism based on allometric scaling laws

@article{Wang2013BiomassEO,
  title={Biomass evaluation of concealed insect pests at parasitism based on allometric scaling laws},
  author={Xiao-yi Wang and Yan-long Tang and Jiaju Lu and Zhong-qi Yang},
  journal={Phytoparasitica},
  year={2013},
  volume={41},
  pages={435-441}
}
In general, it is difficult to evaluate host resource utilization of parasitoids by examining the biomass of concealed wood borers at parasitism, because the larval tissues of parasitized hosts observed in field surveys are often almost completely consumed. This work explored a precise and convenient method for evaluating the biomass of concealed wood-boring insect pests after they are parasitized. Allometric scaling laws were used to determine mathematical relationships between larval weight… 
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