Publication details

One generalist or several specialist species? Wide host range and diverse manipulations of the hosts’ web building behaviour in the true spider parasitoid Zatypota kauros (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)

Authors

KORENKO Stanislav SPASOJEVIC Tamara PEKÁR Stanislav WALTER Gimme KORENKOVA Vlasta HAMOUZOVA Katerina KOLAROVA Michaela KYSLIKOVA Kristyna KLOPFSTEIN Seraina

Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source INSECT CONSERVATION AND DIVERSITY
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Citation
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/icad.12307
Keywords Hymenoptera; parasitoid; Araneae
Description Parasitoid wasps of the Polysphincta genus-group are highly specialised on their spider hosts, and most of them are known to manipulate their hosts into building a special web in which the parasitoid pupates. Trophic niche and the plasticity of host use were investigated in the koinobiont parasitoid Zatypota kauros Gauld from Queensland, Australia. We found that Z. kauros attacks spider hosts from different families, each differing widely in their web-building behaviours, which makes it unique in the breadth of its host range.