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Parasitoids of the family Chalcididae colleted in pastures and forests using yellow traps, in Itumbiara, Goiás, Brazil

Author(s): Marchiori C. H. | Penteado-Dias A. M. | Tavares M. T.

Journal: Brazilian Journal of Biology
ISSN 1519-6984

Volume: 63;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 357;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: Insecta | Hymenoptera | parasitoid | savanna forest | natural enemy

The objective of this study was to appraise the occurrence of parasitoids of the family Chalcididae in Itumbiara County, State of Goiás, central Brazil. Insect samples were collected in pastures and native forest areas using pan traps, from January to December 1998. The traps consisted of circular yellow plastic containers (30 cm in diameter and 12 cm in height) containing a mixture of 2 L of water, 2 ml of detergent, and 2 ml of formaldehyde. Samplings were performed weekly by placing 10 traps at soil level (5 traps in the pasture and 5 in the woods). During 1998, 121 specimens of Chalcididae were collected. Haltichella sp.4 was the most abundant species collected (15.7%).
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