Contribution to the knowledge of insects humificators of fungi in Lithuania

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2000
Authors:Rimšaite, J.
Journal:Acta Zoologica Lituanica.
Keywords:Fungi, Hymenoptera and Diptera, Insects: Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Lithuania

According to the data obtained in 1997-1998 36 species belonging to 11 families of Diptera, 10 species of Hymenoptera, 7 species of Coleoptera and 2 species of Lepidoptera have been reared from 34 genera of fungi in Lithuania. The most numerous were the following: Mycetophilinae on Russula sp. (390 specimens), Bolitophilidae on Paxillus involutus (220), Mycetophilinae on Agrocybe sp. (140), Mycetophila strigatoides on Lyophyllum decastes (127) and Mycetophila fungorum on Boletus luridus (105). The most frequently encountered species of parasites were: Dialipsis exilis from Cordyla sp. on Russula sp. (14 specimens), Proclitus comes on Lactarius piperatus (13) and Plectiscidea nava from Mycetophila fungorum on Russula sp.

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