Notes on the biology of Codrus carolinensis (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupidae), a parasite of Platydracus violaceus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1978
Authors:E. R. Hoebeke
Journal:Journal of THE Kansas Entomological Society

Codrus carolinensis (Ashmead) is a gregarious internal parasite of larvae of Platydracus violaceus (Gravenhorst). Mature parasite larvae rupture and emerge through the integument of the mature host larva after consuming its internal contents. Development of mature, last instar larvae to pupae takes from 3-4 days, while that of pupae to adults from 6-8 days.

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