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Larval morphology of Metaphycus flavus and its role in host attachment and larval cannibalism

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Larval morphology of Metaphycus flavus and its role in host attachment and larval cannibalism

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Tena Barreda, A.; Kapranas, A.; Walker, G.; García Mari, F.; Luck, R. (2011). Larval morphology of Metaphycus flavus and its role in host attachment and larval cannibalism. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 101(3):365-372. doi:10.1017/S0007485310000611

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Título: Larval morphology of Metaphycus flavus and its role in host attachment and larval cannibalism
Autor:
Entidad UPV: Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Ecosistemas Agroforestales - Departament d'Ecosistemes Agroforestals
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Resumen:
Metaphycus flavus (Howard) (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) is a facultatively gregarious endoparasitoid of soft scales (Hemiptera: Coccidae). When it develops in superparasitised hosts, the larvae often attack and consume brood ...[+]
Palabras clave: Encyrtidae , Intraspecific competition , Larval development , Sensilla , Soft scales , Superparasitism , Adaptation , Aggression , Cannibalism , Cranium , Cuticle , Endoparasite , Hatching , Host-parasitoid interaction , Laboratory method , Larva , Light effect , Morphology , Oviposition , Pupation , Secretion , Temperature gradient , Wasp , Animal , Article , Feeding behavior , Head , Hemiptera , Histology , Host parasite interaction , Mouth and teeth , Parasitology , Physiology , Species difference , Animals , Host-Parasite Interactions , Species Specificity , Stomatognathic System , Wasps , Coccidae , Hymenoptera , Metaphycus flavus
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Fuente:
Bulletin of Entomological Research. (issn: 0007-4853 )
DOI: 10.1017/S0007485310000611
Editorial:
Cambridge University Press
Versión del editor: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007485310000611
Agradecimientos:
We thank Lisa D. Foster, Porfirio Pacheco and Robert Trautman for providing the scales, host plants and parasitoids to conduct these experiments. This research was supported in part by an USDA National Research Initiative ...[+]
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