Vladimir Žikić, Saša S. Stanković, Miloš Popović, Aleksandra Husarik, Marijana Ilić Milošević, Maja Lazarević, Aleksandra Trajković

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Ichneumonid Agrypon polyxenae is a solitary larval-pupal endoparasitoid developing within the caterpillars of the genus Zerynthia and distributed in the western Palearctic. Z. polyxena is the most common host, with its caterpillars feeding on highly poisonous Aristolochia species. Here we report A. polyxenae parasitising Z. polyxena for the first time in Serbia and provide a short species description. This parasitoid has also been recorded on Z. rumina in Spain. We suggest some evidence for its presence  in the newly described Z. cassandra in Italy.


festoons, caterpillars, larval-pupal parasitoid, Aristolochia

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