Shaw, Mark R (Research Associate) (2009) Notes on the host-feeding and hyperparasitic behaviours of Itoplectis species (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae, Pimplinae). Entomologist's Gazette, 2 (60). pp. 113-116. ISSN 0013-8894

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Abstract

Dissections of campoplegine ichneumonid prepupae in cocoons parasitised by Itoplectis maculator and I. aterrima revealed that both are truly endoparasitic in this context, and that campoplegine prepupae remain capable of movement for a time following parasitisation by these Itoplectis species. Oviposition and host-feeding behaviours by the two Itoplectis species are briefly described. It is speculated that the mobility of Phobocampe and Scirtetes cocoons may deter attack from many potential pseudohyperparasitoids, though possibly promoting specialisation on them by others.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Natural Sciences
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Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2011 12:52
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2012 14:43
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/384

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