, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 367–370 | Cite as

A new method of shipping and handling tachnid parasites ofParopsini [Col.: Chrysomelidae]

  • R. S. McInnes
  • D. J. Albert
  • P. J. Alma


A method of holding tachinid puparia in individual gelatin capsules securely held in holes in an expanded polystyrene block, and the advantages in handling, shipping, and collection of emerging insects are described.


Polystyrene Plant Pathology Gelatin Gelatin Capsule Polystyrene Block 
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Il est décrit une méthode d'enrobage des pupes de tachinaires dans des capsules individuelles en gélatine, incluses dans un bloc de polystyrène expansé. Les avantages pour l'emballage, l'envoi par bateau et la récolte des insectes qui sortent de ces pupes sont présentés.


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© Le François 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. S. McInnes
    • 1
  • D. J. Albert
    • 2
  • P. J. Alma
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of EntomologyCSIROCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.N.Z. Forest Products Ltd.TokoroaNew Zealand
  3. 3.Forest Research InstituteNew Zealand Forest ServiceRotoruaNew Zealand

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