Oviposition Behaviour of the Woodwasp, Sirex Noctilio F.
Australian Journal of Zoology
22(3) 341 - 351
AbstractThe 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.
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