Fritzén, Niclas R and Shaw, Mark R (2014) On the spider parasitoids Polysphincta longa Kasparyan and P. boops Tschek (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Pimplinae), with the first host records of P. longa. Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 39. pp. 71-82. ISSN 1070-9428

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The rarely recorded Polysphincta longa is probably widely overlooked in Europe as a result of confusion
with the morphologically similar P. boops. Characters for the separation of these species are given, and host
and distribution records, largely based on recent fieldwork, are presented. Araneus angulatus is shown to
be the hitherto unknown host of P. longa, while all rearing records for P. boops are from Araniella species. P.
longa is reported as new to the fauna of the United Kingdom and P. boops as new to Estonia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Araniella, Araneus angulatus, cocoon, Poland, Finland, rearing
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Natural Sciences
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2015 16:39
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2015 16:39

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