Body size and the timing of egg production in parasitoid wasps: a comparative analysis

@inproceedings{Jervis2003BodySA,
  title={Body size and the timing of egg production in parasitoid wasps: a comparative analysis},
  author={Mark A. Jervis and Peter N. Ferns and George E. Heimpel},
  year={2003}
}
Summary 1. The ovigeny index, previously identified as both a significant fitness variable in parasitoid wasps and an important factor in parasitoid–host population dynamics, is the proportion of the maximum potential lifetime complement of eggs that is mature when the female emerges into the environment following pupal development. We tested the hypothesis that ovigeny index varies with female body size in parasitoid wasps. Body size measurements were obtained for 40 species in 13 families… CONTINUE READING

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