OSU Navigation Bar

The Ohio State University University Libraries Knowledge Bank

The Knowledge Bank is scheduled for regular maintenance on Sunday, April 20th, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT. During this time users will not be able to register, login, or submit content.

Observations on the Parasites (Hymenoptera, Diptera) of Trichotaphe Levisella Fyles (Gelechiidae, Lepidoptera) with Notes on the Host

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/5445

Show full item record

Files Size Format View
V69N01_036.pdf 2.497Mb PDF View/Open

Title: Observations on the Parasites (Hymenoptera, Diptera) of Trichotaphe Levisella Fyles (Gelechiidae, Lepidoptera) with Notes on the Host
Creators: Balduf, W. V.
Issue Date: 1969-01
Citation: The Ohio Journal of Science. v69 n1 (January, 1969), 36-52
Abstract: Caterpillars of the aster leaf-tier moth (Trichotaphe levisella), believed to winter in the duff under the mats of aster leaves, in May tie the vegetative leaves of Aster macrophyllus Linn, in northeastern Minnesota. Sixteen species of hymenopterous parasites and one tachinid fly were observed in caterpillars and chrysalises of this species at Eaglenest Lakes, Minnesota, in 1962-1965. Based on differences in host-parasite relations, there are six categories of the parasites as characterized and exemplified below. 1. Primary, solitary, and endogenic larval parasites in the caterpillar: Braconidae, Meteorus dimidiatus (Cresson), Orgilus indagator Muesebeck; Ichneumonidae, Pimplopterus marginatus (Provancher), P. sp. near parvus (Cresson), P. sp., Temelucha sp. near epagoges (Cushman), Scambus pterophori (Ashmead), Campoplex sp.; and Tachinidae, Lixophaga sp. 2. Primary, gregarious, ectogenic larval parasites on the caterpillar: Braconidae, Oncophanes pusillus Muesebeck. 3. Double-role parasites: as primary, solitary, endoparasites in the caterpillar; and as secondary, solitary, parasites in cocoons of Temelucha sp. near epagoges: Ichneumonidae, Scambus tecumseh Viereck. 4. Primary, solitary, endogenic larvae in the chrysalises: Ichneumonidae, Phaeogenes sp. 5. Secondary, solitary, endogenic larvae in cocoons of primary parasites of the caterpillar: Ichneumonidae, Pimpla sp., in cocoons of Temelucha sp. near epagoges; Gelis spp., in cocoons of T. sp. near epagoges and of Meteorus dimidiatus; Pteromalidae, Catolaccus cyanoideus Burks, in cocoons of T. sp. near epagoges. 6. Secondary, gregarious, endogenic larva in cocoons of primary parasites of the caterpillar: Eulophidae, Pediobius sexdentatus (Girault), in cocoons of Temelucha sp. near epagoges and of Pimplopterus sp.; Dimmockia pallipes Muesebeck, in cocoons of M. dimidiatus, Temelucha sp. near epagoges, P. marginatus, and P . sp. near parvus
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/5445
ISSN: 0030-0950
Rights: Reproduction of articles for non-commercial educational or research use granted without request if credit to The Ohio State University and The Ohio Academy of Science is given.
Bookmark and Share