ГАПОНОВ СЕРГЕЙ ПЕТРОВИЧ, ХИЦОВА ЛЮДМИЛА НИКОЛАЕВНА
The host-parasite relations, seasonal and daily activity, nutrition and behavior of the tachina fly Blepharipa pratensis Mg. were studied. Female reproductive system, the structure of spermathecae, egg morphology, 1th, IId and IIId instar larvae and puparium are described. The spermathecae of B. pratensis have wavy surface with concentric <> and the rows of openings on their bottom. The egg chorion has polygonal network, pits and perforations on the surface of plastron. The mouthparts and posterior spiracles of larvae and puparium are described.