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Demographic framework for parasitoid mass rearing case study of biosteres tryoni a larval parasitoid of tephritid fruit flies



Demographic framework for parasitoid mass rearing case study of biosteres tryoni a larval parasitoid of tephritid fruit flies



Theoretical Population Biology 34(3): 279-296



Mass production of most parasitoid species requires host rearing. Therefore one of the broad objectives for production is to optimally balance the number of hosts available for parasitization with the number of adult parasitoid females held for renewal. Demographic methods for determining this balance in host/parasitoid rearing systems are presented as well as formulae for finding optimal harvest rates and ages at which renewal stocks should be discarded. We use the braconid parasitoid Biosteres tryoni reared on the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata, as an example. The broad framework represents a simplified host/parasitoid system in which many ecological parameters need not be considered (e.g., search rate, density dependence). The basic and practical implications of this aspect are briefly discussed.

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DOI: 10.1016/0040-5809(88)90025-1


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