Relationship between Megastigmus suspectus Borr. size and Abies alba Mill. Seed size.
Skrzypczynska M. (1996). Relationship between Megastigmus suspectus Borr. size and Abies alba Mill. Seed size. Silva Fennica vol. 30 no. 1 article id 5577. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a9222
Investigation on the relationship between the size of the Megastigmus suspectus Borr. (Hymenoptera, Torymidae) and the size of Abies alba Mill. seeds from which those insects emerged was conducted. The examined insects (n = 46) originated from southern Poland, and were obtained from cones collected in 1993. M. suspectus thorax length was used as an index of adult insect size, because that was correlated with 8 other body measurements. In addition, the diameter of the emergence hole of this insect was measured. All data were log-transformed and analysed using regression analysis. There was no linear correlation between adult size and seed size, using either length of thorax or any of the other 8 body traits tested.
seed size; seed; Abies alba; body size; Megastimus suspectus
Published in 1996
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