, 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


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.


Plant Pathology Peak Parasitism Middle Instar 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Aubert, J. F. — 1969. Les Ichneumonides ouest-paléarctiques et leurs hôtes. 1.Pimplinae, Xoridinae, Acaenitinae. — Ed. Quatre feuilles, Alfortville, France. 302 pp.Google Scholar
  2. Howell, J. O. &Pienkowski, R. L. — 1971. Spider populations in alfalfa, with notes on spider prey and effect of harvest. —J. econ. Entomol.,64, 163–168.Google Scholar
  3. Peck, W. B. &Whitcomb, W. H. — 1967. An adaptable method for rearing spiders and canabalistic insects. —Turtox News,45, 242–244.Google Scholar
  4. Townes, H. & Townes, M. — 1960. Ichneumon-flies of America north of Mexico. Part 2. SubfamiliesEphialtinae, Xoridinae, Acaenitinae. — Bull. U. S. Nat. Mus.,216, 617 pp.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Le François 1972

Authors and Affiliations

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

Personalised recommendations