Life History and Behavior of Laelius pedatus, a Gregarious Bethylid Ectoparasitoid of Anthrenus verbasci

@inproceedings{Mertins1980LifeHA,
  title={Life History and Behavior of Laelius pedatus, a Gregarious Bethylid Ectoparasitoid of Anthrenus verbasci},
  author={James W. Mertins},
  year={1980}
}
  • James W. Mertins
  • Published 1980
  • Biology
  • A laboratory study of the biology of Laelius pedatus (Say) (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae) and its relationship to its normal host, Anthrenus verbasci (L.) (Coleoptera:Dermestidae), indicates that at room temperature and humidity conditions, the life cycle in the summer takes ca. 40 days. The avg durations of the life stages are: egg, 3.7 days; feeding larva, 4 days; spinning larva, 3 days; cocoon, 30 days. The 2nd generation passes the winter in a prepupal diapause with a mean duration of 210 days… CONTINUE READING

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