Reproductive capacity of females Eupelmus vuilleti (Eupelmidae) inseminated by hyperparasitoid males developed upon the primary parasitoid Dinarmus basalis (Pteromalidae).

Abstract : Eupelmus vuilleti is a primary and solitary ectoparasitoid of the larval stages of Bruchids (Callosobruchus maculatus, Bruchidius atrolineatus). In a context of intense competition for healthy hosts, E. vuilleti displays ovicide and larvicide behaviours towards the Pteromalid D. basalis during its development (kleptoparasitism), and in an extreme expression of kleptoparasitism the E. vuilleti females hyperparasitize the final larval stage (L5 stage) of D. basalis. In this study, we compared the variability of reproductive success in males that had developed in the context of hyperparasitism to that in males that had developed on primary hosts. The adaptation capacity of the males when 24 h old was analysed in terms of their weight, of the quantity of spermatozoids stored in the seminal vesicles, of the quality of insemination determined from the quantity of spermatozoids stored in the spermatheca of the females after the first mating, and of the number of daughters produced. Adults of E. vuilleti, the larvae of which had developed as hyperparasitoids, are smaller than those that have developed on primary hosts, but they keep all the abilities required to parasite a population of primary hosts once the competitive pressure is reduced.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadatas

https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00015475
Contributor : Danielle Rojas-Rousse <>
Submitted on : Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 2:49:31 PM
Last modification on : Friday, June 7, 2019 - 5:24:02 PM
Long-term archiving on : Friday, April 2, 2010 - 10:28:54 PM

Files

hyperparasitisme.pdf
Publisher files allowed on an open archive

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : hal-00015475, version 1

Collections

Citation

Danielle Rojas-Rousse, Christophe Bressac, Christian Thibeaudeau, Robert Kalmès, Éric Darrouzet, et al.. Reproductive capacity of females Eupelmus vuilleti (Eupelmidae) inseminated by hyperparasitoid males developed upon the primary parasitoid Dinarmus basalis (Pteromalidae).. Comptes rendus de l’Académie des sciences. Série III, Sciences de la vie, Elsevier, 2005, 328, pp.802-811. ⟨hal-00015475⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

256

Files downloads

561