Broad, Gavin R, Schnee, Heinz and Shaw, Mark R (Research Associate) (2015) The hosts of Ophion luteus (Linnaeus) (Hymenoptera, Ichneumondiae, Ophioninae) in Europe. Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 46. pp. 115-125. ISSN 1070-9428

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A widespread European nocturnal ichneumonid, Ophion luteus, is shown to be a parasitoid of at least two species of noctuid moth, Agrotis exclamationis and A. segetum, probably most frequently a parasitoid of the former. The taxonomy, nomenclature and diagnostic features of this species are discussed. Possible explanations for a spring-flying generation, usually referred to as the ‘distans’ morph, are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Host-parasitoid, rearing, Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Natural Sciences
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 14:00
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2016 08:24

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