There is no information on parasitoids that attack larvae and pupae of the oriental corn borer Ostrinia furnacalis (OCB) in Japan. Larval and pupal parasitism of OCB infesting sweet corn was investigated in a field at Tsukuba, central Japan. Three larval and one pupal parasitoid species parasitized 31.0% and 2.9% of OCB larvae and pupae, respectively. The gregarious Braconid parasitoid Macrocentrus grandii was abundant and parasitized 15.7% of OCB larvae. The solitary Ichneumonid Temelucha sp. nr japonica was newly recorded as a major parasitoid (7.8%) of OCB larvae.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Insect Science