Phasgorzophora sulcata Westwood was the principal larval parasitoid of Agrilus bilineatus (Weber) during a study conducted in a natural oak-hardwood forest in the Kettle Moraine State Forest, Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Mean percent larval parasitism was 10.5%. Mean A. bilineatus and P. sulcata densities were, respectively, 53.0 and 6.1 adults per square meter of bark. The theoretical developmental threshold temperatures for over- wintering A. bilineatus and P. sulcata larvae were 17.8" and 19.l0C, respectively. The peak flight period of P. sulcata (9 July 1980) occurred ca. 3 weeks after the A. bilineatus peak flight (18 June 1980) at about the time of peak A. bilineatus egg eclosion. The P. sulcata sex ratios (malexfemales) for laboratory-reared and field-captured adults were 1:1.35 and 1:3.22, respectively.
Haack, R. A.; Benjamin, D. M.; and Schuh, B. A.
"Observations of the Biology of Phasgonophora Sulcata (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae), a Larval Parasitoid of the Twolined Chestnut Borer, Agrilus Bilineatus (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), in Wisconsin,"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 14
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol14/iss2/7