Liotryphon punctulatus (Ratzeburg, 1848) (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)-a parasitoid of Ephestia kuehniella larvae

J Lukas, V Stejskal
2010 10 th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection 726 Julius-Kühn-Archiv   unpublished
Until now, there has been no record of Liotrophon punctulatus (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) presence in the anthropogenic environment of mills, bakeries or pasta factories. This is the first report of the species parasitizing Ephestia kuehniella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) larvae. The host/parasitoid interaction was validated under laboratory conditions where fourth or fifth instar larvae of Ephestia kuehniella were provided ad libitum to L. punctulatus females. After two filial generations
more » ... e, the validation process was considered to confirm the interaction.