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Abstract

Natural parasitization in eggs of Lymantria obfuscata (Walk.) at Shrinagar.

Abstract

Examination of egg masses of the forest pest Lymantria obfuscata collected in the Kashmir Valley, India, showed them to be parasitized by a hymenopteran stated to be Prospetella kasmeriensis [but the correct name for which is Anastatus kashmirensis]. Parasitism ranged from 15.78 to 20.89%. Laboratory observations showed that the parasite could survive in the eggs during winter, hatching after completion of the diapause of the host.