Parasite regulation of host insect metamorphosis: a new form of regulation in pseudoparasitized larvae ofTrichoplusia ni

  • Davy Jones
  • Published 1985 in Journal of Comparative Physiology B

Abstract

When eggs ofTrichoplusia ni (Lepidoptera) are stung by a parasitic wasp,Chelonus sp., the developing host larvae precociously initiate metamorphosis ten days later. Precocious initiation of metamorphosis occurs even in ‘pseudoparasitized’ stung hosts which contain no living parasites at the time of symptoms of host regulation by the parasite. In feeding… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00694448

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