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3158_mximage

Lopheucoila anastrephae Rohwer

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

Lopheucoila anastrephae Rohwer, 1919. Type species:

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Distribution

Caribbean, British West Indies.

Biology

Normally attacks fruit-infesting members of the genus Neosilba in the family Lonchaeidae, but will also attack A. fraterculus and other, undetermined species of Anastrepha (Guimaraes et al. 1999, Ovruski et al. 2000, Wharton et al. 1998, Wharton & Yoder, 2020).

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

References

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.

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.

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.

Credits

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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