A new species of cotesia cameron (Hymenoptera, braconidae, microgastrinae) reared from the hickory horned devil, citheronia regalis, and luna moth, actias luna, in east Texas

James B. Whitfield, Robert J. Nuelle, Robert J. Nuelle

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The braconid wasp parasitoid Cotesia nuellorum Whitfield, new species, is described from specimens reared from a caterpillar of the hickory horned devil, Citheronia regalis (F.), and from a caterpillar of the luna moth, Actias luna (L.), in eastern Texas. The species is diagnosed with respect to other species of Cotesia recorded from North American Saturniidae, and details of its biology are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-44
Number of pages10
Issue number740
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018



  • Lepidoptera
  • Parasitism
  • Saturniidae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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