Biology of Tiphia pygidialis (Hymenoptera: Tiphiidae), a Parasitoid of Masked Chafer (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) Grubs, with Notes on the Seasonal Occurrence of Tiphia vernalis in Kentucky

@inproceedings{Rogers2004BiologyOT,
  title={Biology of Tiphia pygidialis (Hymenoptera: Tiphiidae), a Parasitoid of Masked Chafer (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) Grubs, with Notes on the Seasonal Occurrence of Tiphia vernalis in Kentucky},
  author={Michael E. Rogers and Daniel A Potter},
  year={2004}
}
Abstract We investigated the biology of Tiphia pygidialis Allen, a previously unstudied native parasitoid of masked chafer, Cyclocephala spp. grubs, in central Kentucky and the seasonal dynamics of Tiphia vernalis Rohwer, an introduced parasitoid of Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica Newman. T. pygidialis was active from mid-August to early October, parasitizing third-instar masked chafers, whereas T. vernalis attacked overwintered third-instar P. japonica from mid-April to early June. Adult T… CONTINUE READING

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