Canadian Forest Service Publications

Spruce beetle (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) parasitoids: cephalic morphology of larvae and a key to species (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Pteromalidae). 2006. Wesley, J.; Williams, D.J.M.; Langor, D.W.; Spence, J.R. Canadian Entomologist 138(1): 87-90.

Year: 2006

Available from: Northern Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 26038

Language: English

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Cast exuviae from final-instar larvae of four species of hymenopterous parasitoids of Dendroctonus rufipennis (Kirby, 1837) were examined for diagnostic characters. The head capsules of Bracon tenuis Muesebeck and Walkley, 1951, Coeloides rufovariegatus (Provancher, 1880), Roptrocerus xylophagorum (Ratzeburg, 1844), and Dinotiscus dendroctoni (Ashmead, 1894) each displayed unique combinations of characters allowing discrimination among species. Head capsules are illustrated, and a key to species is presented.

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