Thread subject: :: Fly(zzz) on ARCTIUM LAPPA

Posted by Kahis on 23-07-2005 16:50


Just mentioning that T. tussilaginis breeds in the flowerheads of Arctium and overwinter in the flowerheads as fully grown larvae or puparia. They are very easy to rear: just collect some of the flowerheads in mid-winter and put them in a large plastic bag in room temperature. In a few weeks you'll see the first wave of parasite wasps emerging. Several other waves of parasites will follow and finally, a few months later, the flies will hatch. No special care is needed, just open the bags every now and let some fresh air in. Breeding insects doesn't get much easier than that :)


Edited by Kahis on 24-07-2005 14:07