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Oviposition Behaviour of the Woodwasp, Sirex Noctilio F.

JL Madden

Australian Journal of Zoology 22(3) 341 - 351
Published: 1974

Abstract

The basic biology of the female woodwasp and factors affecting oviposition behaviour are described. The rate of egg deposition 1s related to the physiological condition of the host tree; it is demonstrated that the wasp's ability to assess its host tree is directly related to the osmotic quality of the phloem sap.



Full text doi:10.1071/ZO9740341

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