Egg laying decisions by the bean weevil Callosobruchus maculatus

  title={Egg laying decisions by the bean weevil Callosobruchus maculatus},
  author={Kenneth D. Wilson},
  journal={Ecological Entomology},
  • Kenneth D. Wilson
  • Published 1988
  • Biology
  • Ecological Entomology
  • ABSTRACT. 1 Previous work has shown that female Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) can accurately assess the number of eggs on a seed and use this information to produce a near uniform distribution of egg‐loads, so minimizing larval competition within hosts. 2 The decision to lay on a particular seed may be based on one of two possible rules: (i) a‘relative’rule, which compares the number of eggs on the present seed with that on previously encountered seeds; and (ii) an… CONTINUE READING
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