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- Liu, Peng-Cheng, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Behavioral ecology and sociobiology 2018 v.72 no.3 pp. 39
- Anastatus; adults; ambient temperature; eclosion; eggs; females; hosts; oviposition; parasitic wasps; parasitism; probability; progeny; wasps
- ... In the quasi-gregarious parasitoid wasp Anastatus disparis, a mother may lay more than one egg in a host during a single host encounter. This is conventionally known as self-superparasitism and, since only one adult offspring can complete development on the host, it may represent a waste of eggs and time. However, this behavior may be better described as “multiple-egg clutches,” which differs fund ...
- Liu, Peng‐Cheng, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Entomologia experimentalis et applicata 2017 v.163 no.3 pp. 281-286
- Anastatus; Antheraea pernyi; Lymantria dispar; adults; biological control agents; body size; egg masses; egg shell; eggs; females; hosts; males; nutrient content; parasitism; parasitoids; progeny; rearing; sex allocation; sex ratio
- ... Anastatus disparis (Ruschka) (Hymenoptera: Eupelmidae) is an egg parasitoid and considered a potential biological control agent of the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar (L.) (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae). Only male offspring of A. disparis emerge from single eggs of L. dispar in the laboratory, and A. disparis exhibits low parasitism on L. dispar in the field. We therefore selected several lepidopteran s ...