Relative Abundance and "Within Canopy Distribution of the Parasites of the Coffee Leaf Miner Leucoptera Meyricki [Lep. : Lyonetiidae] in Kenya

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1978
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Wanjala, F.M.E.
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In a survey involving the abundance of the parasites of Leucoptera meyricki CHESQ. in relation to the height of the canopy level from 4 sites (altitudes 1524· 1676 m) 10 hymenopterans were reared. Of these 7 were parasites and 3 hyper· parasites. The mines from which most parasites emerged were collected at 90, 150 and 210 cm above the ground. Capped and uncapped canopies provided different ecosystems for mine colonization by parasites, although L. meyricki infestations occurred at all height levels within the canopy. The most abundant parasite species at all sites were Achrysocharella ritchiei Ferriere, Zagrammosoma variegatum MASI, Pediobius coffeicola Ferriere and Ageniaspis sp.
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Entomophaga, 23 (1), pp. 57-62
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