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Specimens of Trichopoda pennipes emerged from the parasitized bugs Nezara viridula. Male of Trichopoda pennipes (to the left). Female of Trichopoda pennipes (to the right).

Specimens of Trichopoda pennipes emerged from the parasitized bugs Nezara viridula. Male of Trichopoda pennipes (to the left). Female of Trichopoda pennipes (to the right).

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... A parasitized adult of N. viridula in Petri dish number 1 was a female carrying four eggs, two were fixed on its thorax edges and two on the prosternum. On 2 August 2019, a maggot left the bug's body from the abdominal extremity and after about one hour formed its puparium, immediately after the parasitized female died. A male of T. pennipes (Fig. 3) emerged from the puparium 15 days later. On 5 August 2019, and exactly in Petri dish number 4 a second maggot left the male bug's body and it was a really thin maggot, it formed its puparium but it didn't produce any fly. Later on 10 August 2019, other 3 maggots left the bodies of 3 female bugs in Petri dishes number 7, 5 and 2 ...
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... any fly. Later on 10 August 2019, other 3 maggots left the bodies of 3 female bugs in Petri dishes number 7, 5 and 2 respectively. Sixteen days later, we found two male of the feather-legged fly emerged in Petri dishes number 7 and 2. One day later a female of T. pennipes emerged from the puparium in Petri dish number 5 and it was the only female (Fig. 3). The last two parasitized bugs in Petri dishes number 3 and 6 died soon after the maggot exit on 17 and 22 August 2019 respectively and didn't produce any fly. About The parasitized final nymphal instar died in Petri dish 8 during the ecdysis before the maggot exit. We observed that its exoskeleton was carrying an egg on the corner ...