• New natural enemy complex of some fulgoroids (insecta: Homoptera) with biological studies of three hymenopterous parasites (Insecta : Hymenoptera)

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      Fulgoroidea; natural enemies; parasite; predator

    • Abstract

       

      Natural enemy complex of the planthoppers,Dichoptera hyalinata F.,Eurybrachys tomentosa F., andRicania fertestrata F. includes two nymphal ectoparasites (Dryirtus spp.), two egg parasites (Proleurocents fulgoridis F. andTetrastichus sp.), an internal larval mermithid parasite, and a predator (Phidippus sp.). Biological aspects ofDryinus spp. andP. fulgoridis are discussed.

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      S Swaminathan1 2 T N Ananthakrishnan1

      1. Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Madras - 600 034, India
      2. Department of Zoology, Ramakrishna Mission, Vivekananda College, Mylaporc, Madras - 600 004, India
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