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Parasitic Wasps

By: Donald LJ Quicke

470 pages, 60 line illus, 30 b/w illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #52729 | ISBN: 041258350X
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This volume provides a comprehensive review of the evolution, biology, behaviour and ecology of the parasitoid wasps. Written by one of the world's experts on this important group of insects, this book provides information of the great interest to researchers in fields such as ecology, population dynamics and pest control.

'I was extremely pleased to acquire a copy of this book and it never lies more than an arm's length from my desk. It is well written, well structured and well illustrated. It is a goldmine of information.' Integrated Pest Management Review


Introduction to the Hymenoptera. Ecology of parasitica. Idiobionts and koinobionts. Behavioural adaptions to parasitism. Morphological adaptions. Physiological adaptions. Sex and genetics. Non-physiological host defense strategies. Use in biological control. Appendix - Hymenoptera classification.

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