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Adam, Nur Azura and Md Yusof, Nur Athikah and Roseli, Marina (2013) Parasitoid. In: Nature's Yield and Wonders of Art (NYAWA)13: Insects. Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, Serdang, Selangor, pp. 32-35.

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Parasitoid is a term used for insects that play the role of common parasite. They spend a significant portion of their life cycle in or on other organisms whereas the adult parasitoids are free-living creatures. Unlike their closely-related sister group, the wasp, their needle-like appendage, called ovipositor. Is used to lay eggs on or in their victims. The length of the ovipositor ranges from a millimeter up to 10 centimeters. Some species have a longer ovipositor which is 8 times their body length! The length varies deoending on the hots.

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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Design and Architecture
Putra Science Park
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Insects; Parasitoid; Parasite; Ovipositor.
Depositing User: Norhaliza Zainal
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 10:24
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2014 10:45
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