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Abstract

Record of Telenomus californicus Ashmead on fall army worm Spodoptera frugiperda (J E Smith).

Abstract

Telenomus californicus Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae), an egg parasitoid of Spodoptera frugiperda (J E Smith) is documented as a new record from Madurai in Tamil Nadu, India. This species has been reared from the field collections of parasitized eggs. The parasitoid was studied for its morphology and the species was distinguished by its dilated proximal four antennal segments.