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Abstract

Parasitoids associated with different stages of Cricula trifenestrata Helfer (Saturniidae: Lepidoptera).

Abstract

In field studies conducted in Gazipur, Bangladesh, parasitoids of Cricula trifenestrata on mangoes included the egg parasitoid Telenomus sp. and 2 pupal parasitoids, Brachymeria criculae and Pediobius sp. Pediobius sp. was recorded for the 1st time from Bangladesh. The percentage egg parasitization ranged from 0 to 88 with a mean of 41, whereas the percentage parasitization of pupae ranged from 25.0 to 92.8 with a mean of 66.4. There were no larval parasitoids. There was a greater percentage of pupal parasitization by B. criculae compared with Pediobius sp. The mean number of parasitoids developing per pupa was 5.7 and 12.7 for B. criculae and Pediobius sp., resp., when attacked individually, and 4.3 and 11.6 when both parasitoids attacked.