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Some interesting observations on the parasitisation of Danaus chrysippus (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) by Sturmia convergens (Diptera: Tachinidae) from West Bengal, India

Moumita Bhowmik; Rajmohana K.; Sunita P.


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{
  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.3464962", 
  "container_title": "Halteres", 
  "language": "eng", 
  "title": "Some interesting observations on the parasitisation of Danaus chrysippus  (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) by Sturmia convergens (Diptera: Tachinidae) from West Bengal, India", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
      [
        2019, 
        9, 
        30
      ]
    ]
  }, 
  "abstract": "<p>The tachinid fly, <em>S. convergens</em> (Wiedemann,1824) is one of the most important parasitoids, causing heavy mortality in <em>D. chrysippus</em><em> </em>(Linneaus, 1758). The present work documents for the first time, the gregarious behavior of <em>S. convergens</em> in the host larvae. The parasitoid can very well complete its development within the larval stage of the host. A single host larva is capable of provisioning the full development of up to 8 larvae of <em>S. convergens</em><em>.</em> The study also reports them as true larval and larval-pupal parasitoids of <em>D. chrysippus </em>on <em>Calotropis gigantea</em><em> </em>(Linneaus) Dryand, 1811<em>.</em></p>", 
  "author": [
    {
      "family": "Moumita Bhowmik"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Rajmohana K."
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Sunita P."
    }
  ], 
  "page": "26-30", 
  "volume": "10", 
  "type": "article-journal", 
  "id": "3464962"
}
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