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Aganaspis pelleranoi (Brčthes)

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Cynipoidea; Family: Figitidae; Subfamily: Eucoilinae; Genus: Aganaspis)

Aganaspis pelleranoi (Brčthes, 1924).

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Neotropical region.


Attacks numerous species of Neotropical Anastrepha: Anastrepha distincta Greene (Katiyar et al. 1995), Anastrepha fraterculus (Wiedemann) (Brčthes 1924), Anastrepha ludens (Loew), Anastrepha obliqua (Macquart) (Aluja et al. 1990), Anastrepha serpentina (Wiedemann) (Costa Lima 1940), Anastrepha striata Schiner (Clausen 1978), Anastrepha sororcula ( Aguiar-Menezes and Menezes 2001), Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (De Santis 1965), and Rhagoletis turpiniae Hernández-Ortiz (Hernández-Ortiz 1993). Lonchaeidae are also used as hosts, but less frequently than tephritids (Wharton et al. 1998) (Wharton & Yoder, 2020).

Links Parasitoids of Fruit-Infesting Tephritidae (Robert Wharton and Matt Yoder).


Aluja, M.; Lopez, M.; Sivinski, J. 1998. Ecological evidence for diapause in four native and one exotic species of larval-pupal fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) parasitoids in tropical environments Annals of the Entomological Society of America 91:821-833

Borgmeier, T. 1935. Sobre alguns Cynipideos parasiticos e cecidogenos do Brasil (Hymenoptera, Cynipidae). Arquivos do Instituto de Biologia Vegetal 2: 97-124.

Buffington ML, Forshage M, Liljeblad J, Tang CT, van Noort, S. 2020. World Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera):a key to higher-level groups. Insect Systematics and Diversity 4(4): 1–69. https://doi.org/10.1093/isd/ixaa003

Clausen, C. P.; Clancy, D. W.; Chock, Q. C. 1965. Biological control of the Oriental fruit fly (Dacus dorsalis Hendel) and other fruit flies in Hawaii. United States Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1322:1-102

Guimaraes, J. A.; Zucchi, R. A.; Diaz, N. B.; de Souza Filho, M. F.; Uchoa F., M. A. 1999. Espzcies de Eucoilinae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae) Parasitides de Lavas Frug’voras (Diptera: Tephritidae e Lonchaeidae) no Brasil. Anais da Sociedade Entomologica do Brasil 28:263-273.

Kieffer, J.J. 1904. Les Cynipides. Supplement aux Cynipides. Eucoelinae. Hym. Hym. Eur. 7: 603–631.

Nunez-Bueno, L. 1982. Trybliographa daci Weld (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae): biology and aspects of the relationship with its host Anastrepha suspensa (Loew) (Diptera: Tephritidae). PhD thesis, University of Florida.

Ovruski, S.; Aluja, M.; Sivinski, J.; Wharton, R. 2000. Hymenopteran parasitoids on fruit-infesting Tephritidae (Diptera) in Latin America and the southern United States: Diversity, distribution, taxonomic status and their use in fruit fly biological control. Integrated Pest Management Reviews 5:81-107.

Wharton, RA and Yoder, MJ. Parasitoids of Fruit-Infesting Tephritidae. http://paroffit.org.

Wharton, R. A.; Ovruski, S. M.; Gilstrap, F. E. 1998. Neotropical Eucoilinae (Cynipoidea) associated with fruit infesting Tephritidae, with new records from Argentina, Bolivia, and Costa Rica. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 7: 102-115.


Photographs © Robert Wharton (Texas A&M University).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2024. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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