EurekaMag
+ Translate
+ Most Popular
Gaucher's disease;thirty-two years experience at Siriraj Hospital
A study of Macrobathra Meyrick from China (Lepidoptera, Cosmopterigidae)
First occurrence in ores of tetragonal chalcocite
Effects of trace element nutrition on sleep patterns in adult women
N.Z. range management guidelines. 2. Design of grazing management systems for tussock country
A case of lipoma of the esophagus
A revision of world Acanthosomatidae (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae): keys to and descriptions of subfamilies, tribes and genera, with designation of types
Life history of the coronate scyphozoan Linuche unguiculata (Swartz, 1788)
Perceptual restoration of obliterated sounds
Mutagenicity studies on two chromium(III) coordination compounds
The formation of the skeleton. I. Growth of a long bone. 1st appearance of a center of calcification
Leucopenia and abnormal liver function in travellers on malaria chemoprophylaxis
The joint commission: four key root causes loom large in sentinel event data
Treatment of vitiligo with topical 15% lactic acid solution in combination with ultra violet-A
Behaviour of dairy cows within three hours after feed supply: I. Influence of housing type and time elapsing after feed supply
Observations of the propagation velocity and formation mechanism of burst fractures caused by gunshot
Management and control of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Lebanon: results from the International Diabetes Management Practices Study (IDMPS)
The diet composition and nutritional knowledge of patients with anorexia nervosa
Physoporella croatica Herak, 1958 of the Slovak karst Anisian (Slovakia, the West Carpathians Mts.)
Bright lights, big noise. How effective are vehicle warning systems?
Ein Plesiosaurier-Rest mit Magensteinen aus mittlerem Lias von Quedlinburg
Incidence of Chlamydia trachomatis in patients with sterility
Monster soup: the microscope and Victorian fantasy
Preliminary tests with residual sprays against poultry lice
Duration of the life of plants in phylogeny

Hymenopteran parasitoids of forensic importance: host associations, seasonality, and prevalence of parasitoids of carrion flies in Western Australia


Hymenopteran parasitoids of forensic importance: host associations, seasonality, and prevalence of parasitoids of carrion flies in Western Australia



Journal of Medical Entomology 46(5): 1210-1219



ISSN/ISBN: 0022-2585

PMID: 19769056

DOI: 10.1603/033.046.0532

A 2-yr survey of hymenopteran parasitoids associated with carrion-breeding flies was conducted to establish the parasitoid species of potential forensic significance in Western Australia. Host associations, seasonality, and rates of parasitism in the field were examined to assess the value of the identified parasitoids as forensic indicators of time since death. Four species of parasitoid emerged from dipteran specimens collected from carcasses: Tachinaephagus zealandicus Ashmead (Encryptidae), Nasonia vitripennis Walker (Pteromalidae), Spilomicrus sp. (Diapriidae), and Aphaereta sp. (Braconidae). Overall parasitism of carrion-breeding flies was 11.8%. T. zealandicus and N. vitripennis were the predominant species, accounting for 86.3 and 11.5% of parasitism observed, respectively. In contrast, Aphaereta sp. and Spilomicrus sp. were intermittently collected from carcasses throughout the study and the parasitism rates of both species were low (< or = 3.0%). Our findings provide forensically important biological and behavioral data of parasitoid-host interactions within carcass environments. The cosmopolitan parasitoids T. zealandicus and N. vitripennis have the greatest potential as indicators of time since death in forensic investigations based on their broad host ranges, rates of parasitism, and seasonal prevalence. In combination, these two species are present throughout the year and they parasitized nearly all of the dipteran species that colonize carcasses. Because both are cosmopolitan species, the data presented here are applicable to regions experiencing a similar Mediterranean climate. This work reports the first incidence of T. zealandicus and N. vitripennis parasitizing the dipteran species Calliphora albifrontalis Malloch (Calliphoridae), Calliphora dubia Macquart (Calliphoridae), and Hydrotaea rostrata Robineau-Desvoidy (Muscidae).

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 037431139

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

Related references

First list of parasitoids in flies of medical, veterinary, and forensic importance in Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Biology 82: E238772, 2021

Parasitoids of uzi fly, Exorista sorbillans Wiedemann (Diptera: Tachinidae), XV: comparative efficiency of three hymenopteran parasitoids. Indian Journal of Sericulture 30(2): 165-166, 1991

Hymenopteran parasitoids for the control of synanthropic flies. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 11(1): 139, 1980

Seasonal abundance of hymenopteran parasitoids of the leafminer Chromatomyia horticola and the impact of insecticide applications on parasitoids in garden pea field. Applied Entomology And Zoology: 4, 617-624, 2008

Methodology for collecting true fruit flies, frugivorous lonchaeids, and their hymenopteran parasitoids. Anais da Sociedade Entomologica do Brasil 28(4): 601-610, 1999

Host-feeding strategies in hymenopteran parasitoids. Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 61: 5-434, 1986

Study on culture and utilization of parasitoids: indigenus dominant species and introducing parasitoids of the armored scale of pine Hemiberlesia pitysophila. 1. Investigation introduction of parasitoids and host culture. Natural Enemies of Insects. Mar; 171: 42-46, 1995

Native hymenopteran parasitoids associated with fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Santa Catarina state, Brazil. Florida Entomologist 87(4): 517-521, 2004

Preliminary inventory of hymenopteran parasitoids associated with fruit-infesting flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Northern Ghana. International Journal of Pest Management 62(4): 267-275, 2016

Hymenopteran parasitoids of Anastrepha fruit flies Diptera Tephritidae reared from different hosts in Yucatan, Mexico. Florida Entomologist 89(4): 508-515, 2000

Hymenopteran Parasitoids of Anastrepha Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) Reared from different Hosts in Yucatan, Mexico. Florida Entomologist 89(4): 508-515, 2006

Community dynamics of carrion flies and their parasitoids in experimental carcasses in central Argentina. Journal of Insect Science 12: 8, 2012

Hymenopteran parasitoids of aphidophagous dipteran in Western Himalaya, India. Journal of Aphidology 4(1-2): 1-5, 1990

Diversity and host associations of aphid parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) in the farmlands of western Iran. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 559-584, 2012

Hymenopteran Parasitoids of Hard Ticks in Western Africa and the Russian Far East. Microorganisms 8(12), 2020