oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - On the function of the caudal appendage in primary larvae of parasitic Hymenoptera
|Article Title||On the function of the caudal appendage in primary larvae of parasitic Hymenoptera|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Parasite Laboratory, Division of Entomology, Pretoria.|
|Publication Date||Nov 1944|
|Pages||30 - 37|
|Keyword(s)||Caudal appendage and Larvae of parasitic Hymenoptera|
A caudal appendage, or ""tail"", is present in the primary larvae belonging to several diverse groups among the entomophagous Hymenoptera. It is prominent in members of the sub-families Ophioninae, Cryptinae and Pimplinae and in the Braconid genera. Meteorus and Dinocampus. It is less well-developed in Proan and Aphidius. Several Chalcid genera possess it (Parker, 1924) and it is found in the primary larvae of the Figitidae and in some Proctotrypoidea.
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