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First record of Hyposoter placidus (Desvignes, 1856) (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) in Poland: the specialized parasitoid of Lycaena Fabricius, 1807 butterflies (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)

Author:
Sielezniew, Marcin, Kostro-Ambroziak, Agata
Source:
Polskie pismo entomologiczne 2019 v.88 no.1 pp. 93-100
ISSN:
2299-9884
Subject:
Hyposoter, Lycaena, Rumex confertus, Rumex obtusifolius, adults, butterflies, copper, insect larvae, parasitoids, rearing, Poland
Abstract:
Adult ichneumonids of Hyposoter placidus were reared from caterpillars of the large copper butterfly Lycaena dispar collected in NE Poland, feeding on Rumex confertus, R. hydrolapathum and R. obtusifolius. This is the first record of this parasitoid in the country. We hypothesize that H. placidus may be a factor limiting the abundance of populations of L. dispar, a widespread species but usually occurring in low numbers.
Agid:
6316920