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1 September 2017 Notes on the Larva and Natural History of Lacosoma arizonicum Dyar (Mimallonoidea, Mimallonidae) with New Host and Parasitoid Records
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The larva of Lacosoma arizonicum Dyar is figured for the first time. This species was previously known to feed on oaks (Quercus), but no specific Quercus species has been reported. We studied the life history of L. arizonicum and confirm four larval host plants from field-collected larvae: Quercus arizonica, Q. emoryi, Q. gambelii, and Q. hypoleucoides. Larvae were successfully reared to pupation in captivity on Q. virginiana (in Florida). A tachinid fly in the genus Lespesia, was reared from a single L. arizonicum larva.

Ryan A. St Laurent, David L. Wagner, Lawrence E. Reeves, and Akito Y. Kawahara "Notes on the Larva and Natural History of Lacosoma arizonicum Dyar (Mimallonoidea, Mimallonidae) with New Host and Parasitoid Records," The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 71(3), 177-181, (1 September 2017). https://doi.org/10.18473/lepi.71i3.a9
Received: 23 February 2017; Accepted: 9 March 2017; Published: 1 September 2017
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