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Allotropa delottococci Buhl

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Platygastroidea; Family: Platygastridae; Subfamily: Sceliotrachelinae; Genus; Allotropa)

Allotropa delottococci Buhl, 2019. Holotype in Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen (ZMUC). Type locality: Limpopo province, Letsitele (239175′E, 7358977′S UTM coordinates, grid 36K), South Africa.


South Africa. Introduced to Spain as a biological control agent.


Parasitoid of the mealybug citrus pest Delottococcus aberiae (De Lotto) (Hemiptera, Pseudococcidae).


Buhl P. 2019. A new species of Allotropa Förster (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae), parasitoid of Delottococcus aberiae (De Lotto) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in South Africa. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 155: 59-64. https://doi.org/10.31184/M00138908.1551.3957

Martínez Blay V. 2018. Biology and management, by application of classical biological control, of the invasive mealybug Delotoccoccus aberiae (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in citrus orchards in Spain. PhD dissertation, Polytechnic University of Valencia.

van Noort S, Lahey Z, Talamas EJ, Austin AD, Masner L, Polaszek A, Johnson NF 2021. Review of Afrotropical sceliotracheline parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae). In: Lahey Z, Talamas E (Eds) Advances in the Systematics of Platygastroidea III. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 87: 115–222. https://doi.org/10.3897/jhr.87.73770


Photographs © Peter Buhl (Sakskřbing, Denmark).

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

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2023. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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