Original paper

Genetic Diversity and Host Alternation in Aphid Parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae)

Nemec, Vaclav; Stary, Petr

Entomologia Generalis Volume 10 Number 3-4 (1985), p. 253 - 258

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published: Oct 1, 1985

DOI: 10.1127/entom.gen/10/1985/253

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Abstract

The genetic diversity of parasitoid populations in the same and alternate host species is projected in the host specificity and its particular phases. Alternative explanations are drawn for host species preference, relative abundance, reproductive capacity and effectiveness of the parasitoids. It is concluded to supplement the parasitoid - host studies done at species levels by infraspecific population levels as well.

Keywords

Aphid ParasitoidHymenoptera: Aphidiidae