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Abstract

Egg parasitoids collected from Amblypelta lutescens lutescens (Distant) (Hemiptera: Coreidae) in North Queensland.

Abstract

A hymenopterous parasitoid complex attacking the eggs of Amblypelta lutescens lutescens on Murraya paniculata is reported for the first time from north Queensland. It included an Anastatus sp. (Eupelmidae), Ooencyrtus sp. nov. (Encyrtidae) and a Gryon sp. (Scelionidae), and was similar to other complexes previously reported attacking eggs of related coreids in Africa, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Parasitism ranged from 37.5-91.6% in eggs collected from Murraya paniculata at 3 sites. Anastatus sp. was the dominant parasitoid.