SYSTEMATICS AND BIOLOGY OF THE CROP ASSOCIATED SPECIES OF POLYNEMA (HYMENOPTERA: MYMARIDAE) IN SOUTHERN ARIZONA (PARASITOIDS, PARASITE, ALFALFA HOPPERS, LEAFHOPPERS).

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Title:
SYSTEMATICS AND BIOLOGY OF THE CROP ASSOCIATED SPECIES OF POLYNEMA (HYMENOPTERA: MYMARIDAE) IN SOUTHERN ARIZONA (PARASITOIDS, PARASITE, ALFALFA HOPPERS, LEAFHOPPERS).
Author:
LAKIN, KENNETH RYAN.
Issue Date:
1985
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
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Abstract:
Egg parasitoid wasps of the genus Polynema (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) were collected over a 4-year period from crop-associated areas in southern Arizona. Seven morphologically distinct species were collected with 3 species identified. Evidence was found for the existence of an additional sibling species. Taxonomic characters currently used for this genus were evaluated for stability when the parasitoids develop in alternate hosts and some were found to be unreliable. A key to the Polynema species from Arizona were composed utilizing new characters. Biological studies were carried out on 5 of these species to determine host species, longevity, developmental time, and potential fecundity. Three of these species exhibit the potential for sympatric parasitization of the eggs of the threecornered alfalfa hopper. A 2-year study of the seasonal distribution of these parasitoids in alfalfa fields in southern Arizona was carried out.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Wasps -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Entomology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Werner, Floyd G.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleSYSTEMATICS AND BIOLOGY OF THE CROP ASSOCIATED SPECIES OF POLYNEMA (HYMENOPTERA: MYMARIDAE) IN SOUTHERN ARIZONA (PARASITOIDS, PARASITE, ALFALFA HOPPERS, LEAFHOPPERS).en_US
dc.creatorLAKIN, KENNETH RYAN.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLAKIN, KENNETH RYAN.en_US
dc.date.issued1985en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractEgg parasitoid wasps of the genus Polynema (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) were collected over a 4-year period from crop-associated areas in southern Arizona. Seven morphologically distinct species were collected with 3 species identified. Evidence was found for the existence of an additional sibling species. Taxonomic characters currently used for this genus were evaluated for stability when the parasitoids develop in alternate hosts and some were found to be unreliable. A key to the Polynema species from Arizona were composed utilizing new characters. Biological studies were carried out on 5 of these species to determine host species, longevity, developmental time, and potential fecundity. Three of these species exhibit the potential for sympatric parasitization of the eggs of the threecornered alfalfa hopper. A 2-year study of the seasonal distribution of these parasitoids in alfalfa fields in southern Arizona was carried out.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectWasps -- Arizona.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEntomologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWerner, Floyd G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGraham, Harry M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNutting, Williamen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMason, Charles T.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberVanAsdal, Willarden_US
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dc.identifier.oclc696639025en_US
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