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The Natural History of Oncocnemis piffardi (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

TitleThe Natural History of Oncocnemis piffardi (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1985
AuthorsMcCabe, TL
JournalJournal of the New York Entomological Society

he natural history of Oncocnemis piffardi (Walker) is described and the larva and pupa are illustrated. Larvae have been field-collected as well as cultured on Spiraea latifolia (Art.) Borkh., its natural host. Elpe semiothisae (Brooks) (Tachinidae) and an apparently undescribed Mesocharus (Ichneumonidae) were reared from field-collected larvae. The Mesocharus is a hyperparasite of yet another ichneumonid.