Rearings of four European Microgastrinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), three new to Britain including a new species of Cotesia Cameron, 1891Cotesia carterocephali sp. nov. is described from a single gregarious brood reared from a posthibernation final instar larva of the hesperiid butterfly Carterocephalus palaemon in Scotland. Details of English rearings of two other Microgastrinae recorded from Britain for the first time are also given: Distatrix pompelon, gregariously from the erebiid...
Shaw, Mark R
LIMENITIS, NETHERLANDS, FINLAND, GERMANY, BIOLOGY, AUSTRIA, PHENOLOGY, FRANCE, DOLICHOGENIDEA HEMEROBIELLICIDA, COLEOPHORA, COTESIA CARTEROCEPHALI SP. NOV, GLYPTAPANTELES ALETTA, ORGYIA, DISTATRIX POMPELON, and CARTEROCEPHALUS
Discovery of the genus Venanides Mason 1981 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Microgastrinae) in Europe, with description of a new species parasitizing Carcina quercana (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: PeleopodidaeThe small Microgastrinae genus Venanides is recorded from Europe (Netherlands, Germany and Czech Republic) for the first time, where one species, Venanides carcinae sp. nov., described here, proves to be a regular solitary parasitoid of Carcina quercana. Outline notes on its biology, phenology and abundance are given.
Shaw, Mark R