Insect Parasites of the Green Clover worm in Delaware1

Authors: WHITESIDE, RICHARD C.; BURBUTIS, PAUL P.; KELSEY, LEWIS P.

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 60, Number 2, April 1967 , pp. 326-628(303)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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Abstract:

Collections containing 50 or 100 green clover worm larvae, Plathypena scabra (F.), were taken from the major leguminous crops in Delaware at approximately 7-day intervals throughout the 1965 growing season. A total of 285 insect parasites (6 species of Hymenoptera and 5 of Diptera) were reared from the 1400 green clover worm larvae collected.

The total percent parasitism was 20.4. The predominant parasites and the percent of green clover worms which they parasitized were: Rogas nolophanae Ashmead 6.5%, Apanteles marginiventris (Cresson) 4.1%, Microgaster facetosa Weed 2.8%, and Winthemia sinuata Rein, hard 6.2%.

Four species (Helicobia rapax (Walker), Charops annuiipes Ashmead, Isdromes lycaenae (Howard), and 1 undescribed of Chaetophlepsis) of the 11 reared are reported as parasites of the green clover worm for the first time.

The remaining 3 species were: Meteorus autographa Muesebeck, Compilura cancinnata (Meigen), and Euphorocera floridensis Townsend.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1967

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