Proceedings: Animal Sciences

, Volume 97, Issue 5, pp 455–461 | Cite as

Reproductive strategies of an egg parasitoid,Trissolcus sp. (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) on two different hosts

  • R Senrayan
  • R Velayudhan
  • S Rajadurai


Reproductive strategies in relation to host diversity of a scelionid egg parasitoid,Trissolcus sp. onEupaleopada concinna Fab. andHomoeocerus prominulus (Tagus) are discussed, followed by the life table analysis of the parasitoid, indicating the preponderance of females due to solitary parasitism on the former host and a balanced sex ratio due to superparasitism on the latter.


Parasitoid life table superparasitism 


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • R Senrayan
    • 1
  • R Velayudhan
    • 1
  • S Rajadurai
    • 1
  1. 1.Entomology Research InstituteLoyola CollegeMadrasIndia

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