[Rhoptrocentrus piceus] Braconid?

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[Rhoptrocentrus piceus] Braconid?

Postby Bilule on 10 Nov 2008, 20:45

Many of these Braconids oviposit in a block of pine tree during the end of september, South France.
The female walks slowly on the block, sometimes stops and moves its ovipositor from left to right. When the spot seems to be interresting, it uses its ovipositor as a rudder for turning to the right or left, making just a few steps. Stops agains, makes a few steps again and so on.
Oviposition can last a least half an hour.
Is it possible to identify it? at least the subfamily?

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Re: Braconid?

Postby Bilule on 17 Nov 2008, 21:46

Braconidae, Doryctinae (Braet det.)
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Re: [Doryctinae, Braconidae] Braconid?

Postby Eckart Stolle on 18 Jan 2009, 13:41

Hi.
May we use your picture(s) for our gallery here in HymIS? (Dont know if i already asked). Of course its properly credited.

Cheers & Thanks already!
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Re: [Doryctinae, Braconidae] Braconid?

Postby Bilule on 18 Jan 2009, 13:44

Yes Eckart, of course :)
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Re: [Doryctinae, Braconidae] Braconid?

Postby Jacek Hilszczanski on 29 Jul 2010, 14:27

Rhoptrocentrus piceus Marshall (Doryctinae, Braconidae)
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Re: [Doryctinae, Braconidae] Braconid?

Postby Bilule on 29 Jul 2010, 16:08

Thank you Jacek. I hope you'll help me with the others braconids!

I also identified it as Rhoptrocentrus piceus Marshall 1897 with this key:
http://ponent.atspace.org/fauna/ins/fam ... ae_dor.htm
a great website for amateurs!
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