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Revision of the World species of Xeris Costa (Hymenoptera: Siricidae)
CJAI 28 -- September 25, 2015
doi: 10.3752/cjai.2015.28
http://zoobank.org/References/1360ED3A-8330-43BD-B051-2DDBBBD76AA0
Henri Goulet1, Caroline Boudreault1 and Nathen M. Schiff2

4. Biology
4.2 Parasitoids

Though several species of parasitoids are associated with Siricidae on conifers, they belong to only a few hymenopteran families. Few parasitoid species have been associated with species of Xeris (Spradbery and Kirk 1978, and collections studied here). It is likely that more species of the known parasitoids of other siricid genera associated with conifers also attack larvae of Xeris.

PARASITOID SPECIES XERIS SPECIES NOTE
IBALIIDAE
Ibalia leucospoides (Hochenwarth) Xeris spectrum (Linnaeus) and/or Xeris pallicoxae n. sp. Spradbery and Kirk 1978
Ibalia rufipes drewseni Borries Xeris spectrum (Linnaeus) and/or Xeris pallicoxae n. sp. Spradbery and Kirk 1978
ICHNEUMONIDAE
Megarhyssa rixator (Schellenberg) Xeris spectrum (Linnaeus) and/or Xeris pallicoxae n. sp. Spradbery and Kirk 1978
Megarhyssa nortoni (Cresson)

Xeris morrisoni (Cresson)

Townes 1944

Poemenia hectica (Gravenhorst) Xeris spectrum (Linnaeus) and/or Xeris pallicoxae n. sp. Schimitschek 1974
Pseudorhyssa sternata cleptoparasite of Rhyssa persuasoria (Linnaeus) Spradbery 1974
Rhyssa amoena (Gravenhorst) Xeris spectrum (Linnaeus) and/or Xeris pallicoxae n. sp. Spradbery and Kirk 1978
Rhyssa persuasoria (Linnaeus)

search behavior by Xeris sp.
Xeris spectrum (Linnaeus) and/or Xeris pallicoxae n. sp.
Xeris himalayensis Bradley

Spradbery and Kirk 1978
Spradbery and Kirk 1978
Dharmadhikari and Achan 1965

STEPHANIDAE
Schlettererius cinctipes (Cresson) Xeris sp.  

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