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Abstract

New record of Brachymeria tibialis (Walker) (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae) on Cricula trifenestrata (Helfer) from India.

Abstract

Brachymeria tibialis (Walker), belongs to the family Chalcididae is commonly known as chalcid fly. Brachymeria tibialis Walker, a parasitoid recorded on Cricula trifenestrata, (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae), during grainage operation in 2010-2011. The parasitoid damages and eats the pupae inside the cocoon to restrict the population for future generation. The literature cited indicates that the occurrence of Brachymeria is the first record on wild silkworm Cricula in India. The manuscript highlights the detail report of new parasitoids on Cricula.