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1 June 2014 Signs and Symptoms in Comadia redtenbacheri Hamm. (Lepidoptera: Cossidae) Larvae Affected by Parasitoids
D. H. Zetina, C. Llanderal
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Comadia redtenbacheri Hamm. larvae are collected for human consumption in Mexico. The larvae often show different kinds of lesions, caused by ichneumonid or tachinid endoparasitoids, friction, or fungi. Lesions on agave red worm larvae caused by the parasitoids Acantholespesia texana (Aldrich & Webber) and Lissonota fascipennis Townes appear as an internal melanized structure, although the form and position vary depending on the parasitoid. It is possible to select healthy larvae by observing different kinds of lesions.

D. H. Zetina and C. Llanderal "Signs and Symptoms in Comadia redtenbacheri Hamm. (Lepidoptera: Cossidae) Larvae Affected by Parasitoids," Southwestern Entomologist 39(2), 285-290, (1 June 2014). https://doi.org/10.3958/059.039.0206
Published: 1 June 2014
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