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Redescription of a host-induced antennal variation in Anaphes I-le Girault (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae),an egg parasite of Miridae(Hemiptera) in North America. Huber, J.T.: Rajakulendran, V.K. The Canadian Entomologist. 120:893-901.

Year: 1988

Available from: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 34752

Language: English

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Abstract

Anaphes iole Girault is redescribed from specimens reared from Lygus hesperus Knight and Pseudatomoscelis seriatus (Reuter). Anaphes anomocerus, A. ovijentatus, and A. perdubius are synonyms of A. iole. Host-induced morphological variation is dis cussed. The main attributes that varywithhost are the relative sizeof certain funicular articles and their complement of sensory ridges. There is no morphological overlap between populations as indicated by measurements of most other structures. However, certain structural features that can be used to define the species unequivocally were found.

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