oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Parasitoids, commensals and colony size in nests of Belonogaster (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

Volume 46, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Two species of brood parasitoids infest the nests of Belonogaster juncea colonialis Kohl and B. petiolata (Degeer); a Tachinid fly (Anacamptomyia sp.) which parasitizes brood late in the season, and an Ichneumonid wasp (Camptotypus apicalis (Brulle)) which parasitizes brood early in the season.

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