Sex allocation and clutch size in parasitoid wasps that produce single-sex broods

@article{West1999SexAA,
  title={Sex allocation and clutch size in parasitoid wasps that produce single-sex broods},
  author={Stuart A. West and Katherine E Flanagan and H Charles J Godfray},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1999},
  volume={57},
  pages={265-275}
}
The parasitoid wasp genus Achrysocharoides (Eulophidae) is unusual in that many of its species lay male and female eggs in single-sex clutches. The average clutch size of female broods is always greater than that of male broods, and in some species male clutch size is always one. We constructed models that predicted that severely egg-limited wasps should produce equal numbers of male and female eggs while severely host-limited wasps should produce equal numbers of male and female broods (and… CONTINUE READING

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