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Laboratory biology and rearing of Leiophron uniformis (Gahan) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a parasite of Lygus spp. (Hemiptera: Miridae)



Laboratory biology and rearing of Leiophron uniformis (Gahan) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a parasite of Lygus spp. (Hemiptera: Miridae)



Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 743: 334-337



Leiophron uniformis (Gah.) attacked all 5 nymphal instars of its host (Lygus hesperus Knight), successfully parasitizing instars 1-4. Time to parasite emergence increased when younger instars were attacked. Parasite larvae emerged from host instar 3 through of the adult. The most cocoons per female parasite were produced when host instars 2 or 3 were attacked. All host instars yielded similar numbers of female offspring per female parasite.

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DOI: 10.1093/aesa/74.3.334


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