Chalcid wasp (Brachymeria fonscolombei) as natural enemy of Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in Pakistan
Bismillah Shah, Imtiaz Ali Khan
The objective of the study is to report the occurrence of the parasitoid Brachymeria fonscolombei (Chalcid wasp) on larvae of Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Fresh buffalo meat was used as bait to collect the insects. In the study, 30 pupae of L. sericata were obtained, 17 of which yielded the parasitoid B. fonscolombei. The prevalence of parasitism was of 56.66%. This note is to report the occurrence of parasitoid B. fonscolombei on larvae of L. sericata in Pakistan.