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dc.contributor.advisorKing, Bethiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorGrimm, Katherineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-24T17:53:47Z
dc.date.available2016-10-24T17:53:47Z
dc.date.issued1997
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/16777
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe effects of mating status and competition for suitable hosts on the overall activity and flight behavior of Nasonia vitripennis were investigated by observing the wasps' activity in a terrarium setting. N . vitripennis is a small, nonmigratory wasp that parasitizes fly pupae. This species, as well as other parasitoids, may be used in biological control of pest fly populations. Mated females were found to be significantly more active overall versus virgins for a duration of up to two hours after mating, regardless of whether or not the females were exposed to a suitable host. After a five day duration, there was no significant difference in the activity levels between mated and virgin females. Competition for hosts was shown to significantly increase activity levels when wasps were exposed to hosts which contained larvae from previous conspecific parasitism, but not when the ratio of females per host was increased.en_US
dc.format.extent22 unnumbered 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.subjectactivity levelsen_US
dc.subjectNasonla vitripennisen_US
dc.titleFactors influencing activity levels in Nasonia vitripennisen_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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