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Parasitoids:
Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology
H.C.J. Godfray

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments
1Introduction3
1.1Parasitoid Definitions6
1.2Parasitoid Natural History7
1.3Unusual Life Histories10
1.4Parasitoid Taxonomy16
1.5Evolutionary Transitions21
2Host Location26
2.1Conceptual Models of Host Location26
2.2Mechanisms of Host Location29
2.3Learning42
2.4Comparative Studies of Host Location48
2.5Patch Use50
3Oviposition Behavior83
3.1Host Acceptance83
3.2Clutch Size99
3.3Superparasitism126
4Sex Ratio151
4.1Sex Determination in Parasitoid Wasps152
4.2Fisher's Principle156
4.3Local Mate Competition and Sex Ratio in Structured Populations161
4.4Sex Ratio and Host quality192
4.5Other Factors202
5Selfish Genetic Elements212
5.1Non-Mendelian Genetic Elements in Nasonia212
5.2Microorganisms and Thelytoky218
5.3Primary Male Production in Heteronomous Hyperparasitoids221
5.4Gregarious Oviposition in Muscidifurax222
6The Immature Parasitoid225
6.1Host Quality and the Juvenile Parasitoid226
6.2Host Defenses231
6.3Countermeasures235
6.4Host Manipulation by Endoparasitoids248
6.5Interactions between Immature Parasitoids255
7The Adult Parasitoid260
7.1Size and Fitness260
7.2Mating265
7.3Resource Defense and Maternal Care284
7.4Host Defense against the Adult Parasitoid285
7.5Dispersal291
7.6Defense from Predators298
7.7Host Synchronization301
8Life Histories and Community Patterns307
8.1Life History Evolution307
8.2Host Range and Parasitoid Species Load321
8.3Parasitoid Diversity355
References367
Author Index449
Subject Index459
Taxonomic Index465

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