Nematomorphs & Lepidoptera
Barry M. OConnor
bmoc at UMICH.EDU
Tue Jun 10 08:14:43 CDT 1997
At 10:02 AM 6/10/97, Andrew Whittington wrote:
>Keith Bland, with whom I work, has had nematomorphs from Geometridae
>larvae and has a small stock pile put aside.
Are you folks sure you're not dealing with Mermithid nematodes? They have
a life cycle similar to nematomorphs with parasitic juveniles and
free-living, non-feeding adults which emerge from the host. They
parasitize a wide variety of insects.
Barry M. OConnor phone: (313) 763-4354
Museum of Zoology FAX: (313) 763-4080
University of Michigan e-mail: bmoc at umich.edu
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079 USA
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