Randy R. Jones

Graduate Student
Department of Entomology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-2475
(979) 847-9484

I graduated from high school in 1989. I went on to attend college at the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo where I graduated with a B. S. in both biology and chemistry in May 1994. I went on to continue my career as a student at Texas A&M University Department of Entomology. There, I went to work until present as a Graduate Research Assistant. My research involves studying the host recognition behavior of Muscidifurax zaraptor (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae), an ectoparasitoid of the pupal stage of the House Fly.

This research involved studying the behavior as it relates to host recognition of the female parasitoid as well as studying the cues related to host recognition. These cues seem to be mostly chemical. Physical cues seem to play a very small role. Thus my research has went on to characterize these cues.

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