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dc.contributor.advisorKing, Bethiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorEllison, Jilma H.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-24T17:53:46Z
dc.date.available2016-10-24T17:53:46Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/16770
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.description.abstractUpon encountering a poor quality host, a female parasitoid may need to disperse in order to find a host suitable for oviposition. The effect of host quality on locomotor activity was examined for females of the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis (Walker) using a natural host, Calliphora vomitoria. In the first experiment, females were exposed to either poor hosts (freeze-killed and stored at room temperature) or good hosts (fresh) hosts for three hours. Then, their activity was recorded for ten minutes. Females given poor quality hosts were more active than those exposed to good quality hosts. In the second experiment, females were either exposed to good hosts, larval stage hosts, or poor hosts (freeze-killed and kept frozen until used) for three hours. The activity level of these females was also recorded for ten minutes. There was no significant difference among females given good hosts, females given larvae and females given freeze-killed-moist hosts.en_US
dc.format.extent21 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subjecthost qualityen_US
dc.subjectfemale locomotor activityen_US
dc.subjectparasitic waspen_US
dc.subjectNasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae)en_US
dc.titleEffects of host quality on female locomotor activity in the parasitic wasp nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae)en_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Biological Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeB.S. (Bachelor of Science)en_US


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