Tachinobia repanda (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) from egg sacs of a colonial spider, Cyrtophora moluccensis (Araneae: Araneidae) in Papua New Guinea

Zoya A. Yefremova, Yael Lubin

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Abstract

We report the discovery of the wasp Tachinobia repanda Bouèek collected from egg sacs of the colonial spider Cyrtophora moluccensis (Doleschall) in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG) by Lubin, Y.D. in 1980. This is the first record of T. repanda from egg sacs of a colonial spider. The likely host of this eulophid wasp was the larvae of a sarcophagid fly that parasitizes the egg sacs of these spiders. The 67 T. repanda collected were all females and varied little in body size. We suggest that this species is a gregarious hyperparasitoid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Insect Science
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2020

Keywords

  • Gregarious endoparasitoid
  • Hyperparasitoid
  • Sarcophagid fly
  • Tetrastichinae wasp

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Insect Science

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