Entomophaga

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 5–7 | Cite as

Notes on the biology of a spider parasiteColpomeria kincaidiiAshmead [Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae]

  • J. O. Howell
  • R. L. Pienkowski
Article

Abstract

C. kincaidii, an ectoparasite ofTetragnatha laboriosaHentz, was found most commonly in spring and fall. Peak parasitism was 18%. They appeared to oviposit only on middle instar spiderlings, and winter as larvae attached to spiders.

Keywords

Plant Pathology Peak Parasitism Middle Instar 

Résumé

C. kincaidii, un ectoparasite deTetragnatha laboriosaHentz, a été trouvé très communément au printemps et en automne avec un taux de parasitisme maximum de 18%. Il semble pondre seulement sur les stades juvéniles moyens de l’araignée et hiverner à l’état de larves fixées aux araignées adultes.

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© Le François 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. O. Howell
    • 1
  • R. L. Pienkowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of EntomologyVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburg

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