Oviposition behavior of the parasitoid fly, Bessa parallela (Meigen) (Diptera : Tachinidae), in the field

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The oviposition behavior of the gregarious tachinid fly, <i>Bessa parallela</i> (Meigen), on <i>Pryeria sinica</i> Moore larvae was studied in a wooded area in Fukuoka, Japan, to increase our knowledge of tachinid behavior in the field. Most <i>B. parallela</i> females were observed to approach or oviposit on <i>P. sinica</i> larvae on the ground, while in contrast only one female was found on a tree and did not oviposit. When hosts on the ground and trees were collected and examined, the number of hosts bearing tachinid eggs was significantly larger for hosts collected on the ground than on trees. When the parasitized hosts collected in the field were reared in the laboratory, the survival rates of <i>B. parallela</i> were not significantly different between hosts collected on the ground and those on trees. In the field, <i>B. parallela</i> females deposited more eggs on the head and thorax of <i>P. sinica</i> larvae than on other body parts.

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  • Applied Entomology and Zoology

    Applied Entomology and Zoology 41(4), 659-665, 2006-11-25

    Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110006148644
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00543238
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    00036862
  • NDL Article ID
    8553549
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR4(科学技術--生物学--動物)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-M423
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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