Maria Luisa Dindo, Monica Modesto, Chiara Rossi, Maura Di Vito, Giovanni Burgio, Lorenzo Barbanti, Paola Mattarelli
Abstract:Exorista larvarum (L.) (Diptera: Tachinidae), a larval parasitoid of Lepidoptera, can be reared from egg to fecund adult on artificial media composed of crude components. The standard in vitro culture is performed in 24-well plastic rearing plates. Exorista larvarum eggs, removed from superparasitized larvae of Galleria mellonella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), are individually placed in the wells, each containing a cotton swab soaked in liquid medium. The plates are then sealed until parasitoid puparium forma…
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