Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Ashmead) is a koinobiont endoparasitoid of Tephritidae larvae. In its habitat of origin, D. longicaudata. Diachasmimorpha longicaudata originated from the Indo-Pacific region, has been widely disseminated into America via Hawaii, and can be considered. Host Preference by Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Hymneoptera: Braconidae) Reared on Larvae of Anastrepha fraterculus and Ceratitis capitata (Diptera.

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The Wharton Lab

It is now established Baranowski Diachasmimorpha formerly Biosteres or Opius longicaudata Ashmead Wharton is a solitary braconid wasp parasitoid of Caribbean fruit flyAnastrepha suspensa Loewlarvae.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The following synonymy is taken from Wharton and Gilstrapwho discuss the problem of previously used names in some detail. Journal of the Washington Academy of Science For example, it was introduced in Bolivia in to control Ceratitis capitata and Anastrepha spp.

In interspecific competition experiments with Fopius arisanus Sonananother introduced tephritid parasitoid in Hawaii, Wang and Messing report that F. Braconidae], a parasite ofAnastrepha suspensa [Dip.: Ocellar triangle arranged to form an obtuse triangle with a slight depression anteriad the median ocellus. Florida, USA —introduced in against A.

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The ovipositor is black-tipped and longer than the female’s entire body. Typically only one egg is laid per instar larvae with exceptions when hosts are insufficient; however only one pupa will reach maturity. BascopeHentze et al. The Caribbean fruit fly belongs to a group of diachasmimorpua fruit pests that occur in the New World tropics and subtropics.

a parasitoid wasp – Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Ashmead)

Sonora Coronado Blanco, J. Effects of parasite density and host availability on progeny production by Biosteres Opius longicaudatus Hym.: Notauli deep, broad, unsculptured; propodeum irregularly areolate with a median longitudinal carina extending from anterior margin to areola. Taiwan—small scale field releases Yao Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington.

Distinguished by pale colouration and having striae on metasomal tergum 2.

Journal of Insect Science. The ban of methyl bromide, the high cost of cold treatment, and the growing concern for avoiding environmental damage from pesticides, led to more emphasis on biological control.

Diachasmimorpha longicaudata Ashmead, In an experiment to address the issue of nontarget host impacts of introduced fruit fly parasitoids, Duan et al. Diachasmimorpha comperei Viereck, The gaster of the male often has dark brown to black dorsal posterior segments.


The Wharton Lab

The genus Diachasmimorpha has traditionally been defined by the morphology of their apically sinuate ovipositor. Effect of host age on development of Biosteres Opius longicaudatusa parasitoid of the Caribbean fruit fly Anastrepha suspensa.

This has raised concern because the fly will oviposit in very ripe citrus fruits, threatening foreign markets in countries where the fly has not been detected. Simmonds; and Laing, J. Annals of the Entomological Society longicuadata America Fruit must be fumigated, undergo cold treatment, or be shipped from protocol areas fly-free or bait-sprayed. Wasps sting flies, Biosteres formosanus Fullaway, Hindwing RS absent; m-cu well developed and pigmented to wing margin.

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