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Morphological and biological notes on Melittobia acasta (Walker) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) in South Korea

Author:
Lee, Jong-Wook, Kim, Il-Kwon
Source:
Journal of Asia-Pacific biodiversity(Online) 2019 v.12 no.2 pp. 257-261
ISSN:
2287-884X
Subject:
Bombus terrestris, Melittobia, Sphecidae, biodiversity, breeding, females, hosts, males, parasitism, parasitoids, pollinators, rearing, South Korea
Abstract:
Melittobia acasta (Walker, 1839) had previously been found from a breeding facility of Bombus terrestris (Linnaeus, 1758), an imported pollinator in South Korea. M. acasta was newly found parasitizing Sceliphron camentarium (Drury, 1773) of Sphecidae, a wild host species, in the country. Brief biological information of the parasitoid is provided along with detailed images acquired from rearing. Descriptions and images of diagnostic characters of female and male as well are given.
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6294114