AUTOPARASITOID - A Parasitoid that lays female eggs in
homopteran hosts, such as whiteflies, and male eggs in developing parasitoids, including
females of their own species. The larvae complete thier growth inside the host, eventually
DIPLOID - Having two sets of chromosomes.
ENCARSIA PERGANDIELLA - Scientific name for
this particular autoparasitoid wasp.
HAPLOID - Having one set of chromosomes.
HYMENOPTERA - A winged insect order of wasps, bees and
ants who go through complete metamorphosis.
HOMOPTERAN - A winged insect order of aphids, cicadas, and
whiteflies who go through incomplete metamorphosis.
HOOKWORM - A type of parasitic roundworm.
LARVA - The immature stage of insects that go through complete
PARASITE - An organism that feeds on or in a different
organism, its host, causing it harm.
PARASITOID - Parasitic insects, such as some wasps and
flies, that complete their growth inside a single host eventually killing them.
PATERNAL GENOME LOSS - The loss of the paternal set of
SUPERNUMERARY CHROMOSOME - An extra chromosome.
THELYTOKY (PARTHENOGENESIS) - The development of female
offspring from unfertilized eggs in asexual reproduction.
WHITEFLY - An insect that appears to be like a
moth, yet has piercing sucking mouth parts. It is related to aphids, cicadas, and
jumping plant lice.