The developmental strategies and related profitability of an idiobiont ectoparasitoid Sclerodermus pupariae vary with host size

@article{Wei2014TheDS,
  title={The developmental strategies and related profitability of an idiobiont ectoparasitoid Sclerodermus pupariae vary with host size},
  author={Ke Wei and Yan-long Tang and Xiao-yi Wang and Liangming Cao and Zhong-qi Yang},
  journal={Ecological Entomology},
  year={2014},
  volume={39}
}
Parasitoids can encounter patches of hosts of varying sizes. Trade‐offs may result in different developmental strategies and fitness characteristics in parasitoids. To explore developmental strategies and host suitability of a bethylid parasitoid, Sclerodermus pupariae, in relation to the size of oak long‐horned beetle larvae, Massicus raddei, effects of host size on parasitoid fitness parameters were tested under laboratory conditions. Maternal parasitoids obtained lower rates of parasitism… 
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