Laboratory biology of a uniparental strain of Meteorus pulchricornis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), an exotic larval parasite of the gypsy moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae)

@article{Fuester1993LaboratoryBO,
  title={Laboratory biology of a uniparental strain of Meteorus pulchricornis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), an exotic larval parasite of the gypsy moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae)},
  author={R. Fuester and P. Taylor and H. Peng and K. S. Swan},
  journal={Annals of The Entomological Society of America},
  year={1993},
  volume={86},
  pages={298-304}
}
The ovipositional response of a uniparental Korean strain of the parasite Meteorus pulchricornis (Wesmael) offered first to third instars of the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar (L.), indicated that parasitization was significantly higher in hosts offered as second instars. Over their lifetimes, which averaged 44 d, females of M. pulchricornis offered 15 second instars per day deposited an average of 268 eggs and attacked an average of 194 hosts. Rates of parasitization and superparasitization… Expand
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