Offspring Sex Ratio and Number in Response to Proportion of Host Sizes and Ages in the Parasitoid Wasp Spalangia cameroni ( Hymenoptera : Pteromalidae )

@inproceedings{King2002OffspringSR,
  title={Offspring Sex Ratio and Number in Response to Proportion of Host Sizes and Ages in the Parasitoid Wasp Spalangia cameroni ( Hymenoptera : Pteromalidae )},
  author={Bethia Hurlbutt King},
  year={2002}
}
In rearing parasitoids for biological control releases and in natural populations, female parasitoids may encounter variable distributions of host quality. Here I examine how the proportion of hosts that are small versus large or old versus young affects sex ratio and offspring production of the parasitoidwasp Spalangia cameroniPerkins parasitizingMuscadomesticaL. pupae.With increasing proportion of small hosts or old hosts, overall number of offspring did not signiÞcantly decrease and the… CONTINUE READING

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