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Journal of Insects
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 4706376, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4706376
Research Article

Oviposition and Development in Gregopimpla kuwanae Viereck (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), a Gregarious Ectoparasitoid Wasp Attacking the Rice Skipper Parnara guttata

Institute of Biological Control, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan

Received 16 November 2015; Revised 13 January 2016; Accepted 13 January 2016

Academic Editor: Francisco de Sousa Ramalho

Copyright © 2016 Takatoshi Ueno. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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