Rearing Apanteles congregatus, a Parasite of the Tobacco Hornworm
Authors: Postley, Louise; Thurston, Richard
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 67, Number 6, December 1974 , pp. 716-718(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Continuous mass rearing of Apanteles congregatus (Say). a parasite of Manduca sexta (L.). was accomplished in the laboratory. The feeding of adult female parasites on droplets of a 10% sugar-water solution streaked on the underside of the transparent top of the cage increased mating. Although the ca. 1:1 sex ratio found in field populations of A. congregatus was not attained. this rearing technique resulted in an adequate and essentially stable sex ratio through 11 generations.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1974-12-01
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