The Hymenoptera associated with spiders in Europe

Authors

  • M. G. FITTON F.L.S.,

    1. Department of Entomology, British Museum (Natural History), London SW7 5BD
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  • M. R. SHAW,

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    1. Department of Natural History, National Museums of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EHI IJF
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  • A. D. AUSTIN

    1. Commonwealth Institute of Entomology, c/o British Museum (Natural History), London SW7 5BD
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    • †Department of Entomology, Waite Agricultural Research Institute, University of Adelaide, Glen Osmond, South Australia 5064


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Abstract

The Hymenoptera known to be obligatory parasitoids or predators of spiders or their eggs in Europe form a rather diverse assemblage. Their biologies are briefly reviewed; known host associations are summarized for each genus; and a key is given to the genera of Hymenoptera (other than Pompilidae) involved.

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