Parasites Associated with Seed Chalcids Infesting Alfalfa, Red Clover, and Birdsfoot Trefoil Seed in New York1

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A series of surveys conducted in New York over a 4-year period has established that the following parasites occur in association with seed chaleids infesting alfalfa ( Medicago saliva L.), red clover (Trifolium pra/ense L.), and birds foot trefoil (Lotus comiculatus L.) seed in the State: Tetraslichus bruchophagi Gah., Eupelmus allynii (Fr.), Eupeimella vesicularis (Ratz.), Liodon/omerus longfellowi (Gir.), Liodontomerus perplexlis Gah., Ambbymerus bruchophagi Gah., and Habrocytus medicaginis Gah. Two of these species, T. bruchophagi, and H. medicaginis, were reared from seed clralcid infested seed of all three plant species.A. brllclwphagi and E. rescuyicu/aris were reared from both alfalfa and birdsfoot trefoil seed. L. longfellni, L, perpleexus, and E. albyniilynii were found to restrict their activities to seed ehakid infested seeds of a single plant host, being ['eared solely from seeds of red clover, alfalfa, and birds foot trefoil, respectively.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1959

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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