How does resource degradation and coloured temperature variation alter population dynamics in a host-parasitoid trophic interaction.

Using the laboratory model system comprised of the Indian Meal moth, Plodia interpunctella (Pyralidae; Hübner) and its natural enemy, the parasitoid wasp Venturia canescens (Ichneumonidae; Gravenhorst), we experimentally investigated how resource degradation and short-term (daily) coloured temperature fluctuations affect life-history variation and population dynamics in a trophic interaction.