Factors affecting sex ratio in rearing ofCoeloides sordidator (Hym.: Braconidae)

@article{Kenis2007FactorsAS,
  title={Factors affecting sex ratio in rearing ofCoeloides sordidator (Hym.: Braconidae)},
  author={M. Kenis},
  journal={Entomophaga},
  year={2007},
  volume={41},
  pages={217-224}
}
  • M. Kenis
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Entomophaga
Five factors known to affect the sex ratio (% of males) in parasitic Hymenoptera were investigated forCoeloides sordidator, a parasitoid ofPissodes weevils. The host age, the age of ovipositing females, and the host of origin had a significant impact on the sex ratio of offspring. In contrast, the number of ovipositing females had an insignificant effect on sex ratio whereas the effect of host density could not be clearly defined. The sex ratio decreased with host age, probably because, like… Expand

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