Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) is a solitary parasitoid used in augmentative releases to control Tephritidae (Diptera) fruit flies of economic importance. Pre-release process includes packing adult parasitoids in cages at high densities and expose them to a temperature of 2 AE 2°C during 105 min. In this process, females' antennae may be damaged resulting in a reduction in their host-searching ability and fecundity. Here we measured, for five consecutive days after chilling, …
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