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Coccygidium luteum (Brullé)

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals), Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Superfamily: Ichneumonoidea, Family: Braconidae, Subfamily: Agathidinae, Genus: Coccygidium)

Agathis lutea Brullé, 1846. Holotype: type lost. Type Locality: Ile de France [= Mauritius] and Ile de Bourbon [= Réunion]).
Brachyropalum pallidum Kriechbaumer, 1894. Synonymy by Enderlein, 1920.
Neophylax snyderi Ashmead, 1900. Synonymy by van Achterberg, 2011.
Xanthomicrodus iridipennis Cameron, 1904: 158. Synonymy by van Achterberg, 2011.
Microdus? ambiguus Kohl, 1906. Lectotype in NMW: Type Locality: Socotra, Yemen. Synonymy by Granger, 1949.

Megagathis testacea Cameron, 1908. Holotype: in BMNH. Type Locality: Seychelles .Synonymy by Granger 1949.
Xanthomicrodus pallidinervis Cameron, 1912: Synonymy by Brues, 1926.


Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rodriques Island, Réunion, Senegal, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen (including Socotra).


Parasitoids of Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Condica capensis; Crypsotidia mesosema [on Acacia albida]; Spodoptera exempta; Spodoptera exigua; Spodoptera frugiperda. Pyralidae: Prophantis. Tortricidae: Cydia ptychora [on Vigna unguiculata].

External links

CABI Invasives Blog

CABI Fall Armyworm Portal


Agboyi, L, Mensah, S, Clottey, V, Beseh, P, Glikpo, R, Rwomushana, I, Day, R & Kenis, M. 2019. Evidence of leaf consumption rate decrease in Fall Armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, larvae parasitized by Coccygidium luteum. Insects 10: 410-418. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10110410

Ashmead, W.H. 1900. Classification of the Ichneumon flies, or the superfamily Ichneumonoidea. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 23(1206):1-220.
Brullé, M.A. 1846. Tome Quatrième. Des Hyménoptères. Les Ichneumonides. In: Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau A. "Histoire Naturelles des Insectes." Paris. 680 pp. pp. 56-521.

Cameron, P. 1904. Descriptions of new genera and species of Hymenoptera from Dunbrody, Cape Colony. Records of the Albany Museum. 1:125-160.
Cameron, P. 1907. No.IV.- Hymenoptera. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. (2)12:69-86.
Cameron, P. 1912
. On the Hymenoptera from Belgian Congo in the Congo Museum, Tervueren. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique. 56:357-401.
Granger, C. 1949
. Braconides de Madagascar. Mémoires de l'Institut Scientifique de Madagascar. (A)2:1-428.

Hutchinson, D. 2019. Study finds endoparasitoid wasp can reduce fall armyworm leaf consumption rate by up to 89%. CABI Invasives Blog (accessed 29 November 2019).

Kohl, F.F. 1906. Hymenopteren Südarabiens. 133 pp. Ichneumonidae & Braconidae in pp.118-127.
Kriechbaumer, J. 1894. Hymenoptera Ichneumonidae a medico nautico Dr. Joh. Brauns in itinere secundo ad oras Africae lecta. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift. 39:297-318.
van Achterberg, Cornelis. 2011. Order Hymenoptera, family Braconidae. The subfamily Agathidinae from the United Arab Emirates, with a review of the fauna of the Arabian Peninsula. Arthropod fauna of the United Arab Emirates. 4:286-352.


Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


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

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