Developmental patterns in the polyembryonic parasitoid wasp Copidosoma koehleri.

@article{Segoli2009DevelopmentalPI,
  title={Developmental patterns in the polyembryonic parasitoid wasp Copidosoma koehleri.},
  author={Michal Segoli and Amos Bouskila and Ally Rachel Harari and Tamar Keasar},
  journal={Arthropod structure & development},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={84-90}
}
Polyembryony is a unique mode of development in which multiple genetically identical embryos develop from a single egg. In some polyembryonic species a proportion of the embryos develop into soldier larvae, which attack competitors in the host. We studied the development of the polyembryonic wasp Copidosoma koehleri in its host Phthorimaea opercullela. We dissected hosts parasitized by either virgin or mated female wasps at 2day intervals from hatching to the final instars. We documented host… CONTINUE READING