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  • Title
    A first report of egg parasitism in the Tropical Tasar Silkworm Antheraea mylitta (Drury) occurring on cashew
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The present study has documented egg parasitism in Tropical Tasar Silkworm for the first time. The parasitoid is Anastatus leithi (Walker) belonging to Eupelmidae family. It is a solitary koinobiont endoparasitoid, emerges out as adults from the tasar eggs in 17-20 days during August- September. The parasitism rate was recorded at 11.90 percentage.
    Attribution
    K. Vanitha & S. Santhosh, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 7 (2016); pp. 9045–9047 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2456.8.7.9045-9047
  • Title
    A report on the occurrence of eulophid parasitoids on the Cashew Leaf Miner Acrocercops syngramma Meyrick (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae)
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Surveys were conducted from 2011 to 2015 in cashew plantations to document the parasitoids of cashew leaf miner. Three eulophid parasitoids, viz., Chrysocharis sp., Closterocerus sp. and Aprostocetus sp. were recorded for the first time as parasitoids on the larvae of Cashew Leaf Miner, Acrocercops syngramma Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae).  Among the parasitoids, Chrysocharis sp. was dominant recording 99.0 % abundance.  The parasitism of leaf miner larvae was observed from September onwards, which reached its peak during November coinciding with the population of leaf miner larvae.  Chrysocharis sp. was found to be a solitary parasitoid, completing its life cycle within the mine of leaf miner and emerging as an adult.  Parasitization was noticed only on the third and fourth instar leaf miner larvae but not on the first and second instar larvae. In cashew plantations, leaf miner parasitism ranged from 37 to 58% by Chrysocharis sp.  
    Attribution
    Vanitha Kaliaperumal (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 12(7) pp. 7933-7936; doi:10.11609/jott.2383.7933-7936