oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A systematic, study of the parasite complex of the Karroo Caterpillar, Loxostege; frustalis Zeller: Perilampidae, and Ichneumonidae (Hym)

Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Considerable biological study has been made in South Africa of the Karroo Caterpillar; Loxostege frustalis Zell. and its parasite complex by Dr. S. J. S. Marais, and it was especially desired that the identity of the parasites should be firmly founded. The Braconidae are being descriptionbed by my colleague Mr. G. E. J. Nixon in a companion paper. Some Chalcididae were received; and most were determined as a probably new species of Peltochalcidia Steffan 1948: Monsieur J. R. Steffan kindly consented to study them, and his paper should appear in the Bulletin du Museum d'histoire naturelle in early 1956. There remained the Perilampidae and Ichneumonidae, which are treated below.

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