Intrinsic competition and competitor-free-space influence the coexistence of parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Opiinae) of Neotropical Tephritidae (Diptera).

@article{Paranhos2013IntrinsicCA,
  title={Intrinsic competition and competitor-free-space influence the coexistence of parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Opiinae) of Neotropical Tephritidae (Diptera).},
  author={Beatriz Aguiar Jord{\~a}o Paranhos and John M. Sivinski and Charles J. Stuhl and Tim Holler and Mart{\'i}n Aluja},
  journal={Environmental entomology},
  year={2013},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={717-23}
}
Endoparasitoid larvae may eliminate heterospecific competitors by physical or physiological means. The outcomes of these intrinsic competitions are often predictable with one species typically eliminating the other. The opiine braconids Doryctobracon areolatus (Szepligeti) and Utetes anastrephae (Viereck) are among the most common native parasitoids of frugivorous Tephritidae in the Neotropics and subtropics. U. anastrephae is typically the victor in intrinsic interactions with D. areolatus… CONTINUE READING

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