Services on Demand
Revista Brasileira de Entomologia
Print version ISSN 0085-5626On-line version ISSN 1806-9665
BARROS, Rodrigo Meneses de; PENTEADO-DIAS, Angélica Martins and LUZ, José Roberto Pujol. Record of Peckia (Squamatodes) trivittata (Curran) (Diptera, Sarcophagidae) parasited by Gnathopleura semirufa (Brullé) (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Alysiinae) in the cerrado of Brasília, DF. Rev. Bras. entomol. [online]. 2006, vol.50, n.3, pp.436-438. ISSN 0085-5626. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0085-56262006000300017.
In July 2004, adults of G. semirufa were observed attacking maggots of Peckia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 while feeding on a Sus scrofa carcass in a cerrado area. In December of the same year, in the same location, third instar maggots of P. trivittata were collected from another pig carcass and taken to laboratory. They were reared in natural conditions. 19 adults of G. semirufa and six adults of P. trivittata emerged from the 31 pupae we had obtained previously, corresponding to 61% of parasitic prevalence.
Keywords : Carrion; flesh flies; forensic entomology; necrophagous; parasitoid.