volume 163, issue 3, P287-295 2017
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12585
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Luis de Pedro, Francisco Beitia, Beatriz Sabater-Muñoz, Ahlem Harbi, Fernando Ferrara, Carlo Polidori, Josep Daniel Asís, José Tormos

Abstract: The effect of environmental factors is essential to the success of parasitoids as biological control agents, as it determines their foraging activity, development, and survival. The larval-pupal parasitoid wasp Aganaspis daci (Weld) (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) is known to have a very low fertility (i.e., offspring production) in the field in certain Mediterranean areas, probably due to its inability to efficiently oviposit under such climatic conditions. In this study, the percentage of parasitism and induced mo…

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