• Henrique Trevisan Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Institute of Forestry, Department of Forest Products
  • Thiago Sampaio de Souza Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Institute of Agronomy, Department of Crop Science, Postgraduate Program in Crop Science
  • Angélica Maria Penteado-Dias Federal University of São Carlos, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology



biological control, borer, parasitoid–host relationship, reproductive aspects, wasp


The current study describes the first record in South America and the sexual behavior of Cryptontsira parva (Muesebeck, 1941) (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Doryctinae) parasitizing Lyctus brunneus (Stephens, 1830) (Coleoptera, Bostrichidae, Lyctinae). We also include a brief report of the ethological reproductive aspects the C. parva under laboratory conditions by providing information to support research on biological control of L. brunneus.


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