The first record of conopid flies (Diptera: Conopidae) and eulophid wasps (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) as parasitoids and hyperparasitoids associated with carpenter bees (Apidae: Xylocopinae) in Argentina

publication date: Mar 28, 2010
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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 49 (2) pp. 208-211
DOI
Date
April 2010
Article Title

The first record of conopid flies (Diptera: Conopidae) and eulophid wasps (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) as parasitoids and hyperparasitoids associated with carpenter bees (Apidae: Xylocopinae) in Argentina

Author(s)

Mariano Lucia, Daniel A Aquino, Christer Hansson and
Alberto H Abrahamovich

Abstract

This is the first record for the parasitoid association between eulophids and conopids in the carpenter bee Xylocopa augusti Lepeletier. Biological features of Physocephala Schiner are mentioned. A diagnosis for  Pediobius williamsoni (Girault) is given and morphological characters are illustrated.

Keywords

Xylocopa, parasitoids, hyperparasitoids, Argentina

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