, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 345–350 | Cite as

Some features of sex-linked hyperparasitism inAphelinidae [Hymenoptera]

  • J. R. Williams


The attributes of sexual differentiation of host-relationships in certain species ofAphelinidae whose females develop as primary parasites and whose males develop hyperparasitically are described with the aid of an example. The relevance of the phenomenon to population regulation and to biological control is discussed.


Plant Pathology Biological Control Population Regulation Sexual Differentiation Primary Parasite 
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Les conséquences de la différenciation sexuelle selon les hôtes chez certaines espèces d'Aphelinides dont les femelles se développent en parasites primaires et les mâles par hyperparasitisme sont decrites en ayant recours à un exemple. Les rapports entre ce phénomène et la régulation des populations et ses incidences sur la lutte biologique sont discutés.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Williams
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  1. 1.Mauritius Sugar Industry Research InstituteRéduitMauritius

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