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dc.creatorJohnson, Elizabrth N.Men_US
dc.descriptionDue to the character of the original source materials and the nature of batch digitization, quality control issues may be present in this document. Please report any quality issues you encounter to, referencing the URI of the item.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 26-27).en_US
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dc.description.abstractThe insect community of the rainforest pyramid at Moody Gardens, Galveston. Texas, was determined. The insect community within the rainforest pyramid consisted of Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus), Periplaneta australasiae (Fabricius), Evania appendigaster Linnaeus, Solenopsis invicta Buren and Euborellia annulipes (Lucas). Aprostocetus hagenowii (Ratzeburg) is a gregarious parasitoid in the family Eulophidae. This wasp parasitizes oothecae from various species of cockroaches. Aprostocetus hagenowii was released into the rainforest pyramid in l 996. Since 1996, this parasitoid has established within the rainforest pyramid and has reduced the cockroach population to an aesthetically acceptable level. Sex ratio of offspring, offspring numbers and timing of searching were examined for A. hagenowii. Parental sex ratios of A. hagenowii appear to have no influence on the progeny sex ratio. In the laboratory, total numbers of offspring that emerge from a single oothcca increase until there are 20 wasps each of females and males within the petri dish. Parasitization did not occur in any oothecae placed in the rainforest pyramid during a searching study. When this experiment was run in the laboratory, one ootheca was parasitized.en_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen_US
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en_US
dc.subjectMajor entomology.en_US
dc.titleBiology of Aprostocetus Hagenowii (Ratzeburg), a parasitoid of cockroaches, and insect community composition in an interiorscapeen_US
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