Chelonus sp.

Scaramozzino, Pier Luigi, Loni, Augusto & Lucchi, Andrea, 2017, A review of insect parasitoids associated with Lobesiabotrana (Denis & Schiffermueller, 1775) in Italy. 1. DipteraTachinidae and HymenopteraBraconidae (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae), ZooKeys 647, pp. 67-100: 82

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.647.11098

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scientific name

Chelonus sp.
status

 

Chelonus sp. 

Chelonus sp.  Delrio et al. 1987, Coscollá 1997

Italian distribution of reared parasitoids.

Sardinia: Delrio et al. 1987

Distribution.

Chelonus  Panzer, 1806 is a cosmopolitan genus with 190 species in Europe (Fauna Europaea).

Host range.

Like the species of the genus Ascogaster  , the Chelonus  spp. are koinobiont egg-larval endophagous parasitoids of various groups of microlepidoptera and Noctuidae  .

Ecological role.

In Sardinia Delrio et al. (1987) obtained an unidentified species of Chelonus  that, along with other species ( Elachertus affinis  Masi, Agathis  sp. and Habrobracon  sp.) parasitized 10-12% of the EGVM larvae of the first generation and 5% of the larvae of the second and third generations.