Life history parameters and new host records of phorid (Diptera: Phoridae) parasitoids of fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1994
Authors:B. V. Brown
Journal:Coleopterists Bulletin
Date Published:June
ISBN Number:0010-065X
Accession Number:ZOOREC:ZOOR13000065029

Newly recorded lampyrid hosts of the Nearctic and Neotropical Region phorid Apocephalus antennatus Malloch are a species of the Ellychnia corrusca (L.) complex, Lucidota atra (Oliver), Photinus marginellus LeConte, and P. pyralis (L.). Records of Ellychnia sp. and L. atra are the first for non-luminescent hosts. Larvae of A. antennatus feed, leave the host and pupariate within 3-5 days of collection, and adults emerge 1320 days later. The Neotropical Region phorid A. insulanus Borgmeier was reared from Photinus sp. in Peru, and has a similar life history

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