Observations on the oviposition behaviour ofGoniozus sensorius [Hymenoptera: Bethylidae] a parasite ofDiaphania indica [Lepidoptera: Pyralidae]

Abstract

Goniozus sensorius Gordh (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae) was recorded as a major parasite of the pumpkin caterpillar,Diaphania indica (Saunders) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). This paper provides detailed information on the oviposition behaviour ofG. sensorius. Prior to oviposition, the parasite temporarily paralyses the host larva. The paralysed condition lasts for… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02377945

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