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A comparative analysis of host feeding and life-history traits in parasitoid wasps
(Wiley Blackwell Publishing, Inc, 2016-05)
Feeding in insect parasitoids can have significant implications from behavioral and evolutionary ecology standpoints. Females of many species not only search for hosts to lay their eggs on, but also may use them as a food ...
Organization, evolution and transcriptional profile of hexamerin genes of the parasitic wasp Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae)
(WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC, 2010)
Hexamerins and prophenoloxidases (PPOs) proteins are members of the arthropod-haemocyanin superfamily. In contrast to haemocyanin and PPO, hexamerins do not bind oxygen, but mainly play a role as storage proteins that ...
Sugary secretions of wasp galls: a want-to-be extrafloral nectar?
(Oxford University Press, 2017-06)
Background and Aims: The most widespread form of protective mutualisms is represented by plants bearing extrafloral nectaries (EFNs) that attract ants and other arthropods for indirect defence. Another, but less common, ...
Interaction between Linepithema micans (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and Eurhizococcus brasiliensis (Hemiptera: Margarodidae) in vineyards
Eurhizococcus brasiliensis (Wille) (Hemiptera: Margarodidae) is a soil scale that is considered the main pest of vineyards in Brazil. The ant Linepithema micans (Forel) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) is frequently found associated ...
Parasitism of Greenbugs (Homoptera: Aphididae) by Lysiphlebus testaceipes (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Grain Sorghum: Implications for Augmentative Biological Control
Field cage studies were conducted to describe the relationship between the percentage of Lysiphlebus testaceipes (Cresson) parasitism (as measured by aphid mummies) and densities of greenbug, Schizaphis graminum Rondani, ...
Mutualism from the inside: coordinated development of plant and insect in an active pollinating fig wasp
Recent studies on the obligate interaction between fig trees and their pollinating agaonid wasps have focused on population aspects and wasp-seed exploitation at the level of the inflorescence. Detailed studies on larval ...
Integration of a B chromosome into the A genome of a wasp
(Royal SocLondonInglaterra, 2001)
Colonization sequence of non-pollinating fig wasps associated with Ficus citrifolia in Brazil
(INT SCIENCE SERVICES/BALABAN PUBLISHERS, 2008)
Mutualisms, such as the fig-agaonid wasp association, are susceptible to colonization by parasitic species, which exploit the resources involved therein. In most cases, they oviposit into the figs from outside without ...