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Flowering Plants Visited by Compsilura concinnata in Illinois

Compsilura concinnata Meigen: Tachinidae, Diptera
(this observation is from Anderson & Hill)

Hamamelidaceae: Hamamelis virginiana sn/fp

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Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Arctia caja

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Diaphora mendica

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Spilosoma luteum

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Spilosoma lubricipeda

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Tyria jacobaeae

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Abraxas grossulariata

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Phigalia pilosaria

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Lycia hirtaria

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Eriogaster lanestris

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Malacosoma neustria

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Poecilocampa populi

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Leucoma salicis

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Orgyia antiqua

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Calliteara pudibunda

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Euproctis similis

In Great Britain and/or Ireland:
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larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Euproctis chrysorrhoea

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Acronicta megacephala

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Acronicta rumicis

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Acronicta tridens

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Acronicta psi

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Acronicta aceris

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Acronicta alni

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Archanara dissoluta

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Colocasia coryli

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Shargacucullia verbasci

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Cucullia gnaphalii occidentalis

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Cucullia asteris

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Euplexia lucipara

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Hadena bicruris

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Hydraecia micacea

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Mamestra brassicae

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Moma alpium

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Nonagria typhae

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Plusiinae

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Polymixis flavicincta

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Cerura vinula

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Diloba caeruleocephala

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Furcula bifida

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Phalera bucephala

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Aglais urticae

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Inachis io

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Polygonia c-album

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Gonepteryx rhamni

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Pieris rapae

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Pieris brassicae

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Lasiommata megera

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Deilephila elpenor

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Laotho

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Smerinthus ocellata

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Sphinx ligustri

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Yponomeuta padella
Remarks: Other: uncertain

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larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Priophorus pallipes

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Compsilura concinnata is endoparasitoid of larva of Symphyta

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Compsilura concinnata

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Compsilura

Compsilura concinnata (tachinid fly; order Diptera) is a parasitoid native to Europe that was introduced to North America in 1906 to control the population of an exotic forest, univoltine, gypsy moth named Lymantria dispar. It is an endoparasitoid of larvae and lives with its host for most of its life. Eventually the parasitoid ends up killing the host and occasionally eating it. It attacks over 200 host species, mainly insects from the Orders: Coleoptera, Lepidoptera and Hymenoptera. Since this parasite has the opportunity to attack many different types of hosts, the biological control has spilled over from the intended forest systems into other areas like agricultural fields affecting cabbage pests like the cabbage looper (Trichoplusia) and the cabbage worm (Pieris rapae) as well as native, non-pest insects. It attacks alternative non-pest insects to compensate for their multiple generations.[1][2][3]

Morphology[edit]

Pupae, the life stage in insects when undergoing transformation, are brown, 6.5 mm long and oval shape.[1] Adult Copsilura look very similar in its size/shape to the house-fly. Larvae are creamy colored and have black mouth hooks with three anal hooks. As adults, they have a white face and thorax containing four black stripes and reach up to 7.5 mm long. They look very similar in shape and size to the common house-fly. Organophosphates are very toxic to Compsilura but remain tolerant to synthetic insecticides like carbaryl and permethrin.

Life cycle[edit]

C.concinnata is ovoviviparous. In a year, approximately 3–4 generations occur (multivoltine) with an adult life span of 5–22 days. The parasitoid larvae typically survive winters in host larvae; so since the gypsy moths overwinter as an egg, it has to find alternative hosts to overwinter in their larvae. After mating has occurred, the adult females look for host larvae. If a host meets her satisfaction for her offspring, she attaches on the host’s back using her anal hooks, punctures the integument of the host with a piercing structure on her abdomen and injects a single larva into the host's midgut or body cavity. The female produces about 100 larvae. She will sometimes attack the same host multiple times. If she injects a larva directly into the host's body cavity, it will quickly migrate to the midgut and penetrate it where three larvae stages occur. Compsilura concinnata remains a larva for only 10–17 days while waiting for its host's pupation when it will emerge from its host to pupate on another substrate or soil.[1]

The larvae typically kill their host in about 10 days. After emerging from a host, the white maggot forms a smooth, reddish brown case called a puparium around itself. During the next stage of its life cycle, the larva will molt into a pupa inside of the puparium.[4]

What makes this parasitoid successful on numerous host-species is its ability to have a flexible life cycle. It has the ability to alter its cycle based on the host it inhabits.

Impact[edit]

Compsilura concinnata has a negative impact on many species of Lepidoptera native to the United States.

During the 20th century, over 30 parasites were imported to kill gypsy moths in the United States. Not only have they not exceeded but they have also brought other non-pest species to the brink of extinction, like the giant silk moth.[5]

  1. The fly is multivoltine while the main target for its introduction, the gypsy moth is univoltine.[6]
  2. Since the host gypsy moth overwinters as eggs, the parasitoid must find nontarget species to overwinter in.
  3. Due to its flexible life cycle, this parasitoid can parasitize more than 150 species of butterfly and moth in North America.[7][8]

Parasitism[edit]

Although C. concinnata was introduced to North America to control the gypsy moth population, it typically only parasitizes less than 5% of the gypsy moths during an outbreak.[9] However the percentage of infected moths does increase as the populations tend to decline. As a result of the parasitoid's ability to attack many other species, it is not always an effective parasitoid of C. concinnata compared to other species of parasites.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c R. L. Koch & W. D. Hutchison (2009). "Compsilura concinnata". University of Minnesota. Retrieved February 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ Chandler, Peter J. (1998). Checklists of Insects of the British Isles (New Series) Part 1: Diptera. Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects. New Series 12 (1) (London: Royal Entomological Society of London). pp. 1–234. ISBN 0-901546-82-8. 
  3. ^ Mitra, Bulganin; Sharma, R.M. "Checklist Of Indian Tachinid Flies (Insecta: Diptera: Tachinidae)" (PDF). Jabalpur. pp. 1–18. 
  4. ^ Shelly Kellogg (July 3, 2002). "Parasitism of silk moths at Sweet Briar College". Honors Journal. Sweet Briar College. Retrieved February 8, 2011. 
  5. ^ Carl Zimmer (2000). Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures. New York, New York: Touchstone. ISBN 978-0-7432-0011-0. 
  6. ^ Julian Jarnagin Culver (1919). "Study of Compsilura concinnata, an imported tachinid parasite of the gipsy moth and the brown-tail moth". United States Department of Agriculture Bulletin 766: 1–27. 
  7. ^ Paul H. Arnaud, Jr. (1978). A host-parasite catalog of North American Tachinidae (Diptera). Miscillaneous Publication 1319. United States Department of Agriculture. pp. 1–860. 
  8. ^ John S. Strazanac, Christine D. Plaugher, Toby R. Petrice & Linda Butler (2001). "New Tachinidae (Diptera) host records of eastern North American forest canopy Lepidoptera. Baseline data in a Bacillus thuriengiensis variety kurstaki nontarget study". Journal of Economic Entomology 94 (5): 1128–1134. doi:10.1603/0022-0493-94.5.1128. PMID 11681675. 
  9. ^ a b Susan Mahr (September 1999). "Compsilura concinnata, parasitoid of gypsy moth". Midwest Biological Control News Online (University of Wisconsin–Madison) 6 (9). Retrieved February 8, 2011. 
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Compsilura concinnata

Compsilura concinnata (tachinid fly; order Diptera) is a parasitoid native to Europe that was introduced to North America in 1906 to control the population of an exotic forest, univoltine, gypsy moth named Lymantria dispar. It is an endoparasitoid of larvae and lives with its host for most of its life. Eventually the parasitoid ends up killing the host and occasionally eating it. It attacks over 200 host species, mainly insects from the Orders: Coleoptera, Lepidoptera and Hymenoptera. Since this parasite has the opportunity to attack many different types of hosts, the biological control has spilled over from the intended forest systems into other areas like agricultural fields affecting cabbage pests like the cabbage looper (Trichoplusia) and the cabbage worm (Pieris rapae) as well as native, non-pest insects. It attacks alternative non-pest insects to compensate for their multiple generations.[1][2][3]

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Morphology

Pupae, the life stage in insects when undergoing transformation, are brown, 6.5 mm long and oval shape.[1] Adult Copsilura look very similar in its size/shape to the house-fly. Larvae are creamy colored and have black mouth hooks with three anal hooks. As adults, they have a white face and thorax containing four black stripes and reach up to 7.5 mm long. They look very similar in shape and size to the common house-fly. Organophosphates are very toxic to Compsilura but remain tolerant to synthetic insecticides like carbaryl and permethrin.

Life cycle

C. concinnata is ovoviviparous. In a year, approximately 3–4 generations occur (multivoltine) with an adult life span of 5–22 days. The parasitoid larvae typically survive winters in host larvae; so since the gypsy moths overwinter as an egg, it has to find alternative hosts to overwinter in their larvae. After mating has occurred, the adult females look for host larvae. If a host meets her satisfaction for her offspring, she attaches on the host’s back using her anal hooks, punctures the integument of the host with a piercing structure on her abdomen and injects a single larvae into the host's midgut or body cavity. The female produces about 100 larvae. She will sometimes attack the same host multiple times. If she injects the larvae directly into the host's body cavity, it will quickly migrate to the midgut and penetrate it where three larvae stages occur. Compsilura concinnata remains a larvae for only 10–17 days where it waits for its host's pupation where it will further emerge from their hosts to pupate on another substrate or soil.[1]

The larvae typically kills the host in about 10 days. After emerging from a host, the white maggot forms a smooth, reddish brown case called a puparium around itself. During the next stage of its life cycle, the larva will molt into a pupa inside of the puparium.[4]

What makes this parasitoid successful on numerous host-species is its ability to have a flexible life cycle. It has the ability to alter its cycle based on the host it inhabits.

Impact

Compsilura concinnata has an negative impact on many species of Lepidoptera native to the United States.

During the 20th century, over 30 parasites were imported to kill gypsy moths in the United States. Not only have they not exceeded but they have also brought other non-pest species to the brink of extinction, like the giant silk moth.[5]

  1. The fly is multivoltine while the main target for its introduction, the gypsy moth is univoltine.[6]
  2. Since the host gypsy moth overwinters as eggs, the parasitoid must find nontarget species to overwinter in.
  3. Due to its flexible life cycle, this parasitoid can parasitize more than 150 species of butterfly and moth in North America.[7][8]

Parasitism

Although this C. concinnata was introduced to North America to control the gypsy moth population, it typically only parasitizes less than 5% of the gypsy moths during an outbreak.[9] However the percentage of infected moths does increase as the populations tend to decline. As a result of the parasitoid's ability to attack many other species, it is not always an effective parasitoid of C. concinnata compared to other species of parasites.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b c R. L. Koch & W. D. Hutchison (2009). "Compsilura concinnata". University of Minnesota. http://www.vegedge.umn.edu/vegpest/beneficials/Comps.htm. Retrieved February 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ Chandler, Peter J. (1998). Checklists of Insects of the British Isles (New Series) Part 1: Diptera. New Series. 12. London: Royal Entomological Society of London. 1–234. ISBN 0-901546-82-8. 
  3. ^ Mitra, Bulganin; Sharma, R.M.. "Checklist Of Indian Tachinid Flies (Insecta: Diptera: Tachinidae)" (PDF). Jabalpur. pp. 1–18. http://zsi.gov.in/checklist/Indian%20Tachinid%20flies.pdf. 
  4. ^ Shelly Kellogg (July 3, 2002). "Parasitism of silk moths at Sweet Briar College". Honors Journal. Sweet Briar College. http://www2.sbc.edu/honors/HJ_2002/kellogg.htm. Retrieved February 8, 2011. 
  5. ^ Carl Zimmer (2000). Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures. New York, New York: Touchstone. ISBN 978-0743200110. 
  6. ^ Julian Jarnagin Culver (1919). "Study of Compsilura concinnata, an imported tachinid parasite of the gipsy moth and the brown-tail moth". United States Department of Agriculture Bulletin 766: 1–27. 
  7. ^ Paul H. Arnaud, Jr. (1978). A host-parasite catalog of North American Tachinidae (Diptera). Miscllaneous Publication 1319. United States Department of Agriculture. pp. 1–860. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=29-ltt3cyFEC&printsec=frontcover. 
  8. ^ John S. Strazanac, Christine D. Plaugher, Toby R. Petrice & Linda Butler (2001). "New Tachinidae (Diptera) host records of eastern North American forest canopy Lepidoptera. Baseline data in a Bacillus thuriengiensis variety kurstaki nontarget study". Journal of Economic Entomology 94 (5): 1128–1134. doi:10.1603/0022-0493-94.5.1128. PMID 11681675. 
  9. ^ a b Susan Mahr (September 1999). "Compsilura concinnata, parasitoid of gypsy moth". Midwest Biological Control News Online (University of Wisconsin–Madison) 6 (9). http://www.entomology.wisc.edu/mbcn/kyf609.html. Retrieved February 8, 2011. 
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