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《Fujian Journal of Agricultural Sciences》 2010-03
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Reproductive system and oviposition behavior of Quadrastichu erythrinae Kim(Hymenoptera:Eulophidae)

WANG Zhu-hong,CHEN Ying,HUANG Jian(Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University,Fuzhou,Fujian 350002,China)  
The reproductive system of Quadrastichu erythrinae Kim adults was studied anatomically.The insect's oviposition behavior was also observed.The reproductive system consisted of internal reproductive organs and external genitals.The female adult had a pair of ovaries,a pair of lateral oviducts,a median oviduct,a spermatheca and an ovipositor.The male adult had a pair of testes,a pair of vas deferens,a pair of accessory glands,an ejaculatory duct and a penis.On the average,there were 9-13 ovarioles in an ovary and 3-7 ova in an ovariole,thus,a total of 54-182 ova in a pair of ovaries.The oviposition process included 4 steps,i.e.,locating egg laying place,puncturing and probing,egg depositing,and resting and cleaning.
【Fund】: 福建省自然科学基金项目(2007J0051);; 厦门市科技计划项目(3502Z20081069)
【CateGory Index】: S763
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