Sequential allocation of offspring sexes in the hyperparasitoid wasp,Dendrocerus carpenteri

@article{Chow1996SequentialAO,
  title={Sequential allocation of offspring sexes in the hyperparasitoid wasp,Dendrocerus carpenteri},
  author={A. Chow and M. Mackauer},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1996},
  volume={51},
  pages={859-870}
}
  • A. Chow, M. Mackauer
  • Published 1996
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Abstract Mated females ofDendrocerus carpenteriproduce ‘precise’ sex ratios, with less than binomial variance, by adjusting the sequence of male and female eggs laid during a single oviposition bout. This wasp is a solitary hyperparasitoid of the prepupal and pupal stages of aphidiid parasitoids inside mummified aphids. The influence of order and quality (indexed by mummy size) of sequentially encountered hosts on offspring sex allocation was examined. Females typically laid a fertilized egg… CONTINUE READING
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