Antrocephalus mitys (walker), A pupal parasitoid in the mass production of Corcyra cephalonica Stainton

@article{Anitha2015AntrocephalusM,
  title={Antrocephalus mitys (walker), A pupal parasitoid in the mass production of Corcyra cephalonica Stainton},
  author={G. Anitha and J. Vijay and S. J. Rahman},
  journal={Journal of entomological research},
  year={2015},
  volume={39},
  pages={323-325}
}
Pupae of Corcyra cephalonica, a laboratory host for the mass production of bioagents was found to be naturally attacked by a chalcid, Antrocephalus mitys more in the cooler months. A culture of C. cephalonica was maintained on maize diet kept in boxes. the number of adults of A. mitys emerging from the boxes was recorded once every forty days for four years. results revealed that the parasitoid appeared each year in the first week of September, increased gradually till a peak was reached in… Expand