Larval and pupal parasitoids of oriental corn borer Ostrinia furnacalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)

Takatoshi Ueno, Kazuo Hirai

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-137
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999

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  • Insect Science

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