Folia entomologica hungarica

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Author(s): Rádai, Z., Popovici, O., Vas, Z. & Fusu, L.
Title: First record of the parasitoid Idris fl avicornis (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) from eggs of the wolf spider Pardosa agrestis (Araneae: Lycosidae)
Year: 2018
Volume: 79
Pages: 101-106.


Abstract: The egg-parasitoid wasp species Idris fl avicornis Förster, 1856 has been recorded from several countries of Europe. It parasitizes eggs of lycosid spiders, mainly those belonging to the genus Pardosa. Th e fi rst published record of Idris fl avicornis is reported from Hungary. Wasps emerged from cocoons of Pardosa agrestis (Westring, 1861), collected during both the early and late generation adult peaks of the spider species. Pardosa agrestis represents a new host species previously unknown for Idris fl avicornis, parasitizing both adult generations throughout the yearly phenology, with comparable prevalence. In both adult generations a prominent female bias was observed in the sex ratio of the emerging wasps. With 2 figures.
Keywords: first record, Hungary, Platygastroidea, egg parasitoid, new host

Journal: Folia entomologica hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Folia ent. hung.
ISSN: 0373-9465
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Merkl, O.