Pediobius brachycerus (Thomson, 1878) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae): a Re-discovered Parasitoid in the Polish Fauna with a New Host Record

  • Agata Kostro-Ambroziak Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Institute of Biology, University of Bialystok, Świerkowa 20B, Białystok 15-328
  • Wioletta Wawer 2Museum and Institute of Zoology Polish Academy of Sciences, Wilcza 64, Warszawa 00-679
Keywords: Secondary parasitoid, spider, host, Chalcidoidea, Ichneumonidae, Clubiona, Argiope.

Abstract

Pediobius brachycerus (Thomson, 1878), a hyperparasitoid of spider egg sacs, is reported from Poland with abundant distribution data. It has been mostly noted from wet and open habitats. Clubiona stagnatilis Kulczyński, 1897 and Argiope bruennichi (Scopoli, 1772) are recorded as its primary hosts, the former species for the first time. The host associations of P. brachycerus are summarized and briefly discussed.
Published
2015-12-08
How to Cite
Kostro-Ambroziak, A., & Wawer, W. (2015). Pediobius brachycerus (Thomson, 1878) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae): a Re-discovered Parasitoid in the Polish Fauna with a New Host Record. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 17(3), 1-7. Retrieved from http://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/805
Section
Journal of the Entomological Research Society