Spalangia nigroaenea Curtis, 1839 (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) as natural enemy of muscoid dipterous collected in cattle dung in south of Goiás State, Brazil

C.H. Marchiori About the author

From January 1998 to February 2001, 53 specimens of Spalangia nigroaenea Curtis, 1839 (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) were collected in 7,203 pupae of flies in cattle dung in Cachoeira Dourada and Itumbiara, GO, Brazil. The samples were collected and taken to the laboratory for pupae extraction by water flotation technique. The pupae were individually placed in transparent gelatin capsules until the emergence of the adult flies or their parasitoids. The percentage of parasitism was 0.74%.

muscoid dipterous; fly; parasitoid; cattle; manure; Brazil

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