Manipulation of parasitoid size using the temperature-size rule: fitness consequences

  title={Manipulation of parasitoid size using the temperature-size rule: fitness consequences},
  author={Herv{\'e} Colinet and Guy Boivin and Th. Hance},
The phenotypic effects of rearing temperature on several fitness components of the koinobiont parasitoid, Aphidius colemani, were examined. Temperatures experienced during development induced a plastic linear response in the dry and fat masses of the immature stage and a non-linear response in the growth rate as well as in the size of adults. We investigated if the phenotypic morphometrical plasticity exhibited by parasitoids reared at different temperatures can induce variations in fitness… CONTINUE READING
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