Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Fertility

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3790

The number of offspring produced, often taken to mean the number of eggs that hatch (living offspring) during the lifetime of the female. (contrast with fecundity)

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