A new parasitoid (Diptera: Tachinidae) of Acanthocinus princeps (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in North America

Jeremy D. Allison, Rory L. McIntosh, John H. Borden, Leland M. Humble


An undescribed species of Billaea Robineau-Desvoidy was reared from field-collected larvae of Acanthocinus princeps (Walker) maintained on artificial diet in the laboratory. Billaea is a novel larval parasitoid for A. princeps with natural parasitism levels of ca. 28%.

Key words: Acanthocinus; Billaea; larval parasitoid; Monochamus

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