The Natural History of Oncocnemis piffardi (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
|Title||The Natural History of Oncocnemis piffardi (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1985|
|Journal||Journal 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.