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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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  "description": "<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>", 
  "license": "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode", 
  "creator": [
    {
      "affiliation": "Department of Zoology, Serampore College, 8, William Carey Sarani, Maniktala, Serampore, West Bengal- 712201, India.", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Moumita Bhowmik"
    }, 
    {
      "affiliation": "Zoological Survey of India,PO New Alipore, Kolkata,West Bengal-700053, India.", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Rajmohana K."
    }, 
    {
      "affiliation": "Zoological Survey of India,PO New Alipore, Kolkata,West Bengal-700053, India.", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Sunita P."
    }
  ], 
  "headline": "Some interesting observations on the parasitisation of Danaus chrysippus  (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) by Sturmia convergens (Diptera: Tachinidae) from West Bengal, India", 
  "image": "https://zenodo.org/static/img/logos/zenodo-gradient-round.svg", 
  "datePublished": "2019-09-30", 
  "url": "https://zenodo.org/record/3464962", 
  "keywords": [
    "Gregarious, Sturmia convergens, Tachinidae, Danaus chrysippus, parasitoid."
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  "identifier": "https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3464962", 
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  "@type": "ScholarlyArticle", 
  "name": "Some interesting observations on the parasitisation of Danaus chrysippus  (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) by Sturmia convergens (Diptera: Tachinidae) from West Bengal, India"
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