<i>Liotryphon punctulatus</i> (Ratzeburg, 1848) (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) – a parasitoid of <i>Ephestia kuehniella</i> larvae

  • J. Lukas Crop Research Institute, Drnovska 507, 161 06 Praha 6 – Ruzyne. Email: lukas@vurv.cz
  • V. Stejskal Crop Research Institute, Drnovska 507, 161 06 Praha 6 – Ruzyne. Email: stejskal@vurv.cz

Abstract

Until now, there has been no record of Liotrophon punctulatus (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) presence in the anthropogenic environment of mills, bakeries or pasta factories. This is the first report of the species parasitizing Ephestia kuehniella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) larvae. The host/parasitoid interaction was validated under laboratory conditions where fourth or fifth instar larvae of Ephestia kuehniella were provided ad libitum to L. punctulatus females. After two filial generations emergence, the validation process was considered to confirm the interaction.

Keywords: Liotrophon punctulatus, Parasitoid, Ephestia kuehniella
Veröffentlicht
2010-09-02