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1 March 2018 Occurrence of Philolema sp. (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) in Latrodectus thoracicus (Nicolet, 1849) (Araneae: Theridiidae) Egg Sacs
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Aspects of the natural history of the black widow spider Latrodectus thoracicus (Nicolet, 1849) are poorly known. The first observation of predation on L. thoracicus egg sacs is presented here, and we describe the predatory wasp (Philolema sp.) as a natural enemy for this species.

Andrés Taucare-Ríos, Thiago Marinho Alvarenga, and Valmir Antonio Costa "Occurrence of Philolema sp. (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) in Latrodectus thoracicus (Nicolet, 1849) (Araneae: Theridiidae) Egg Sacs," Arachnology 17(7), 334-336, (1 March 2018). https://doi.org/10.13156/arac.2017.17.7.334
Published: 1 March 2018
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