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Odontosema Kieffer

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

Odontosema Kieffer, 1909. Type species: Odontosema anastrephae Borgmeier, 1935.

3164_mximage Odontosema anastrephae Borgmeier, 1935

Distribution

Neotropical: Brazil.

Biology

Koinobiont endoparasitoid, ovipositing in the host larva and emerging as an adult from the host puparium, may undertake diapause. Commonly attacks Anastrepha striata and A. fraterculus in guava and other plants in the family Myrtaceae, but also reported as attacking Ceratitis capitata and other Anastrepha spp. infesting citrus and, more rarely, coffee (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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