By Eric Wajnberg, Carlos Bernstein, Jacques van Alphen
Written by means of a crew of top foreign experts, Behavioral Ecology of Insect Parasitoids examines the optimum behaviors that parasitoids show in an effort to maximize long-term offspring construction. it's an important reference for examine scientists and scholars learning those attention-grabbing bugs or for a person eager about utilizing parasitoids in organic keep watch over courses. studies topical concerns, together with innovative examine on parasitoid choice making and the results for organic controlExplores purposes in different fields, offers info at the most modern examine equipment, and comprises useful case experiences and statistical toolsCreates a deeper figuring out of the hyperlink among behavioural recommendations and host mortality, leading to extra effective selective pest administration programs“Overall, it is a attention-grabbing quantity that offers an important contribution to the literature on parasitoid bugs. It is going far towards delivering insights into a variety of elements of parasitoid habit and should stimulate a variety of destiny initiatives, whatever that are meant to be the target of such a textual content. I hugely suggest Wajnberg et al. for all of these engaged on the biology or evolution of parasitoids.” Palaios 2009
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189–230. , Siekmann, G. A. (2006) Optimal time allocation in parasitic wasps searching for hosts and food. Oikos 113: 121–31. , Wajnberg, É. and Fauvergue, X. (2005) Parasitoids use herbivore-induced information to adapt patch exploitation behaviour. Ecological Entomology 30: 739–44. , Steffan-Dewenter, I. and Tscharntke, T. (2003) Effects of landscape context on herbivory and parasitism at different spatial scales. Oikos 101: 18–25. , Piotte, C. and Gambier, J. (2000) A natural flightless mutation in the ladybird, Harmonia axyridis.
The larger broods produced on larger-scale hosts not only produced constant sex ratios, but produced offspring of larger size. Although these two parasitoids did not respond to crowding in an optimal way with respect to LMC, their lack of response clearly does not compromise their mass production. The observation that host quality may dominate LMC as an influence on sex ratios in captive parasitoid rearings may be more general, as a similar lack of response to female crowding was found for Parallorhogas pyralophagus, a gregarious ectoparasitoid of the stemborer Eoreuma loftini (Bernal et al.
And Wratten, S. ) Measures of Success in Biological Control. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp. 189–230. , Siekmann, G. A. (2006) Optimal time allocation in parasitic wasps searching for hosts and food. Oikos 113: 121–31. , Wajnberg, É. and Fauvergue, X. (2005) Parasitoids use herbivore-induced information to adapt patch exploitation behaviour. Ecological Entomology 30: 739–44. , Steffan-Dewenter, I. and Tscharntke, T. (2003) Effects of landscape context on herbivory and parasitism at different spatial scales.