Parasitoids face many behavioural decisions
Should eggs be laid in a particular host?
How many eggs should be laid per host (clutch size)?
Should eggs be laid in a host that has previously be parasitised by
another female (superparasitism)?
How can a male best obtain mates?
There are many types of parasitoid
Some parasitoids attack mealy bugs on potatoes
Other parasitoids attack leaf miners
Some parasitoids lay male and female eggs in different types of host
Some parasitoids are solitary with only wasp developing per host
Parasitoids may mediate competition between different host species
Parasitoid population dynamics can be understood with theoretical
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